1: the introduction of something new

2: a new idea, method, or device


By this definition, I would argue that Nigel Stanford really hasn’t done anything new. There are 6 primary “scientific phenomenons” that were explored in the Cymatics video. None of them were groundbreaking new discoveries. The internet (bless its veins) is full of experiments such as these. However, the integration and attention to detail in this video is absolutely phenomenal. Call me a nerd if you will (you’d be absolutely right), but I was literally on the edge of my seat during this video. Nigel and his team demonstrated an unprecedented level of dedication to making a phenomenal end product for this video. If you don’t believe me just from watching the video, you should definitely consider checking out some of the behind the scenes footage here on Nigel’s webpage.

To prevent myself from going into a rant, I’ll just say this. Despite the fact that there is nothing technologically new about Cymatics, it is one of the most innovative music videos I’ve seen in a long time. It takes several concepts that are already really cool on their own, and puts them all into one beautiful video. But what really makes them stand out is the sheer attention to detail on every single little piece. They didn’t just demonstrate each concept. They experimented with it as many ways as they could to find the most interesting effects. They figured out the exact frequencies at which each of the experiments created the coolest effects, and wrote the music around that. But they even took that a step further and combined these experiments with each other. Yes, we’ve seen a Tesla coil before. Yes, we’ve seen a Reuben’s tube before. But I can’t say that I’ve ever seen a Tesla coil blast a lit Reuben’s tube with 16000 Volts of electricity. Electricity dancing with fire= “hyper-cool shit.”

The fact of the matter is, I don’t think that words can accurately describe what it is that makes this project so amazing. Everything was just done so incredibly well, and it all just fit together. If you haven’t already watched the video, and are still reading this, I honestly don’t know what you’re doing with your life (other than making poor decisions).

Much love,