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Jim Campbell: low resolution works

Jim Campbell is an artist who studied electrical engineering and mathematics. He is well known for his low-resolution video works. He creates custom LED video arrays in which individual LEDs act as pixels. The arrays vary in size from 300 LEDs to over a thousand. Even at their largest these arrays are a tiny fraction of the resolution of the screens in most electronic devices.

Read an interview with artist (PDF)

In this short video Ben Denham discusses Jim Campbell’s work and describes some simple ways to create low-resolution effects when shooting video.

In this tutorial Ben looks at creating low resolution works with the mosaic effect in Premiere Pro and a number of techniques for manipulating the colours of the pixels created by that effect.

And in this tutorial Ben looks at how modes can be used to remove information from and image and create low resolution effects including an effect that is similar to a line drawing.