A short video exploring the elegance and aesthetics of drifting through a collection of slow motion drift sequences.
Drifting, fundamentally, is the art of driving at large, sustained angles of sideslip. It differs from other motorsports in that the criteria is not speed or time based, but depends primarily on the skill and control with which the driver maneuvers.
This video was filmed on my office floor with a track made from reinforced utility hose and red stickers. The car is a small Kyosho Mini Z with a Nissan Skyline R32 body. A Canon HV20 and utility lights are used for filming.
Processing and production of the video is made entirely with free/open-source software, including HDVSplit, DGEdit, VirtualDub, AVISynth, Crimson Editor, and Blender.
A sincere thanks to the authors and developers of the programs above.