Of all the plug and play effects I've come across lo these many years of making video, the kaleidoscope effect never fails to ensnare my interest. Perhaps a hold-over from the green and silver splotched cardboard tubes full of beads that dot the memories of my youth, or maybe simply a lingering flashback from that short burst of years so epochal for their drug-aided exploration that inflamed my later teens. Either way, no matter how hackney or fleeting, this sort of visual arrests me every time. I stumbled upon the "in-camera" version of my little iPod thing this morning on the train. 
The Bottle by Gil Scott Heron

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