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December 13, 2019

CATEGORY: Show Me the Physics! Video Contest (2014) [back]
TOPIC: Piezoelectricity: A Love Story by Nidahl Haddad [refresh]
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Nidahl Haddad wrote on Aug. 26, 2014 @ 16:21 GMT
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Video URL

http://youtu.be/VzZUTe_zijk



Video Description

investigating the phenomena of strange materials that emit energy when crunched, the creators of this film also explore the myth of two souls that have to overcome gigantic struggles to fulfill their desire to be together. Showing both, the power of desire and electromagnetism, amourous and electrical attraction this video explains the magic of metals that help us communicate with underwater objects or tiny "crystal-batteries" that allow dancefloors to create electricity.

Video Co-Creator(s)

Madeleine Richter


Video Creator Bio

Being excited by physics, Nidahl Haddad and Madeleine Richter also share a passion for image making - digitally or good ol' analog - that inspired this project. Exploring the science behind piezoelectricity, we still find that the mystery that struck us initially hasn't lost any of its fascination - this seems to be the conclusion, for us anyway.

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fernelly sarria wrote on Aug. 26, 2014 @ 19:56 GMT
awesome take on piezoelectricity !

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Kyle Kukshtel wrote on Aug. 28, 2014 @ 00:37 GMT
wonderful! i love the poetry of science — peeling it back to a narrative love with a wonderful illustration does both the science and the beauty behind it (and innate to it) justice.

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Emily Spencer wrote on Aug. 29, 2014 @ 01:44 GMT
very creative story line! I would love to learn more about the crystals- specific types and how their energy can be harnessed

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Nidahl Haddad replied on Aug. 29, 2014 @ 20:15 GMT
Hi Emily!

Thanks so much for the kind words :)

Piezoelectricity and piezoluminescence are phenomena that can be seen in certain crystals as well as some ceramics. Quartz is know to be triboluminescent, meaning it emits light when scratched or rubbed. You can see a neat example that I found on youtube HERE

There are many applications.

One can make an acoustic musical instrument into an electric one (via an amplifier) See : Here

Or even make a dance floor that generates it's own electricity! See Here

Even our bones are piezoelectric! See here: See Here

There is some evidence to suggest that the piezoelectricity of our bones effect biological processes (though I do not know the biology and have not done any research, I still find it to be a neat idea)

Anyway, I hope this has been informative :). I'd love to continue the dialogue if you have any thoughts

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Nidahl Haddad replied on Aug. 29, 2014 @ 21:45 GMT
It should be noted that the only studies that I could find regarding the biological effects of electricity in wet (live) bone are from the 1970s. If anyone in the community has any sources or can shed some light on this, I would be very interested. :)

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Gino Knodel wrote on Sep. 1, 2014 @ 20:31 GMT
This was a very nice introduction to Piezoelectricity. I really enjoyed your use of animations to illustrate the main ideas.

We would appreciate it if you could find the time to take a look at our own short video on Quantum Gravity

--Gino

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madeleine richter replied on Sep. 9, 2014 @ 03:42 GMT
We did an hope you do well in the competition!

Nidahl and Madeleine

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Henryk Stawicki wrote on Sep. 4, 2014 @ 16:45 GMT
Wow! This is so different. I'm in love (with piezoelectricity)

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Allen Ruilova wrote on Sep. 5, 2014 @ 20:47 GMT
Loved it, made me consider the power of nature expressed in both the physical as well as spiritual realm. Only critique I have is it would have been better to substitute the 'intro to electricity' part with more visuals correlating the subtle nature of the power of love and the more mysterious and subtle forces of nature. This concept is definitely demonstrated in the short but a little more overt elaboration could increase the entertainment factor and help it flow a little better.

Great work!

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Member Tejinder Pal Singh wrote on Sep. 7, 2014 @ 08:15 GMT
Beautifully done!

Tejinder

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andrea ivonne garza de leon wrote on Sep. 8, 2014 @ 23:23 GMT
BEAUTIFUL video, beautiful art direction, great explanation and storytelling on the subject of electricity and electromagnetism, thank for sharing this awesome project.

My video " having fun no matter what"

Andrea Garza

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isabel mehl wrote on Sep. 9, 2014 @ 03:37 GMT
This is so very poetic and lets me forget all my nightmares about physics at school! thank you.

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Kristen Hamilton wrote on Sep. 10, 2014 @ 15:38 GMT
This is a very interesting and artistic video. I like the look you achieved with the overlaying animations. Good luck!

It looks like we both need 4 more ratings to get to the minimum of 10. I'll give you a rating, and if you could watch and rate mine it would be greatly appreciated. My video is "The Cool Physics of Refrigeration."

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madeleine richter replied on Sep. 10, 2014 @ 22:13 GMT
We checked out your video and liked it a lot! Nidahl and I also left a comment if you're interested :) Good luck and best wishes for you, Kirsten!

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madeleine richter replied on Sep. 10, 2014 @ 22:18 GMT
.. and David of course ;)

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Mark Edward Prince wrote on Sep. 10, 2014 @ 21:59 GMT
Looks like we need to help each other out contestants!!! I have given your video a community vote!!! Please can you do the same for mine???http://fqxi.org/community/forum/topic/2136

It is called "convection? Heat transfer? Who cares?"....

I hope that I can rely on you reciprocating the favour!!! Good luck!!

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madeleine richter replied on Sep. 10, 2014 @ 23:37 GMT
Hi Mark,

we left you a comment and rated your video! Your feedback and vote is greatly appreciated and we hope to see more "Science Geek" videos! Best luck, Madeleine

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Member Marc Séguin wrote on Sep. 11, 2014 @ 00:46 GMT
Madeleine and Nidahl,

Great video... artistic, poetic and scientific at the same time! I love the hand drawn lines that make up your animations!

I thought the second part about the piezoelectric effect itself was the most original part, and although I loved the rubbed cat at the beginning of the video, I felt that for the non-initiated, the fundamental difference between regular static electricity created by electron transfer (for example, between the amber and the cat) and piezoelectricity was not made explicit enough. What makes piezoelectricity special is that the crystal itself remains neutral, while opposite net charges appear on opposite faces.

That said, I am really glad your video is doing well and will only need one more vote (after I've added mine) to reach 10 votes. I submitted 3 videos in this contest (the trilogy "This Is Physics") and although part 1 has already reached the 10 votes threshold, parts 2 and 3 are still in need of votes (I think a few people watched all 3 but only rated the first part). If you could take a look at my videos and leave me feedback, it would be quite appreciated. By the way, I have also tried to achieve a "hand-drawn" look by using chalk textures, but it is fake, since almost everything has been drawn by computer!

Good luck in the contest!

Marc

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Teresa Mendes wrote on Sep. 11, 2014 @ 13:29 GMT
Madeleine,

You wrote in my video page "This is admirable and at times when I struggle with animation, illustration, drawing - things I love - I shall be reminded of the way you pursue your goal. "

Know that, every time, in my struggle, I will have to make a video, I will think of you and your skills in animation...

I did enjoy your video: the story telling, the minimal animation fused with the two real hands, the running cat that made me smile, the way you (and Nidhal) reminded me something that I had already forgotten from the times when I was a chemistry student.

Lovely video ... I will rate it as it deserves, of course.

Keep making videos, ok? [ I would love to have (both of) you on my team.]

Sincerely

Teresa

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Cristinel Stoica wrote on Sep. 12, 2014 @ 07:04 GMT
Very beautiful! I wish you do well in the contest! If you have time, I would appreciate if you will watch and rate my videos The puzzle of quantum reality and Can a black hole keep a secret?.

Best regards,

Cristi

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Raghottam Manoj Sattigeri wrote on Sep. 23, 2014 @ 13:06 GMT
Great job here to explain the phenomena of piezoelectricity... Keep it up!!

Please go through my video also and rate it and give me your valuable suggestions... The topic of my video is - PHYSICS THE ODYSSEY...

Regards

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Tim Blais wrote on Sep. 25, 2014 @ 07:28 GMT
Quirky and actually explanatory! Loved the mythological form, and I laughed out loud at the seriousness in the narrator's voice at the line "a cat was taken advantage of." That part of the story felt like a bit of a turn into left field, but also that was what made it work, somehow.

Technical question: What program did you use for the overlaid animations? I've been wanting to try some similar things but haven't found a good platform.

Anyways, good job; I'd love to see a whole series of these! If you feel like checking out and/or rating my videos, they're the A Capella Science ones.

Cheers!

-Tim

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Nidahl Haddad replied on Oct. 19, 2014 @ 22:44 GMT
Hi Tim!

Thanks for the comment! We did the animations "by hand" (on a wacom tablet in photoshop timeline window) and then used after effects to do additional animation from the original .png sequences. Here is simple tutorial with a similar workflow: http://benmarkus.wordpress.com/2012/08/02/tutorials-for-hand
-drawn-and-organic-animation-techniques-part-1/

Hope this helps! And good luck :)

-Nidahl

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David Goehring wrote on Sep. 25, 2014 @ 13:54 GMT
This is a beautiful video. Great work. I loved the motion graphics work here.

Super compelling. Just rated you 5 stars.

If you'd like, please check out my video Tons of Fun (physics rap) and vote for it. We just need 2 more votes! Thank you.

David G

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