Introduction: Copper Etching With Ferric Chloride - a Beautiful Process
I use the chemicals commonly used to make circuit boards at home, but draw designs free-hand to create textured metal to use in my jewellery.
Set to a dreamlike song by Roger Paul Mason from Brooklyn based band Jets and Snakes, the result is a mini-documentary/music video showing the creation of an etched copper button.
The video was shot using a hacked Panasonic Lumix GH2 - the sleeper hit of the indie camera world - an ultrabright vintage manual f1.4 50mm Pentax-M lens and Panasonic's superbright micro four thirds wide lens 20mm f1.7 lens.
The camera hack (by Russian hacker Vitaliy Kiselev) unlocks higher bitrate settings in the camera)