Growing crystals fascinated me as a kid. I remember my parents buying me an Introduction to Chemistry experiment kit – which actually contained a “flexidisc” (a flexible album, basically) of Johnny Ball narrating and guiding you through the experiments. There were a bunch of different crystal growing experiments contained within that I just had to try. In fact, they might actually have been the only experiments in the kit that I did try.
So, you can imagine my eyes widening when I saw this music video for Sébastien Guérive’s Bellatrix, shot and directed by French video artist Thomas Blanchard, which is four solid minutes of crystal growing, shot in glorious 8K on the RED Helium 8K with the Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x macro lens.