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Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Video of the amazing "Chameleon glass" on Derby College created using Dichroic film.

This is a very short video I made, showing off the amazing colour changing glass panels that have been fitted to the Derby College Roundhouse on Pride Park.

This is the first building in the UK to have been fitted with this technology. I had been meaning to film this for a long time now, then discovered that the free shuttle bus that goes to the Derby Winter Beer Festival goes along that very road.

My video of the Dichroic film causing the colour to change as you drive past Derby College.

As you can see the 3M Dichroic film alters its colour depending on the angle you view it from.

The Music I have selected for this video is :
TranceCrafter - Into the Night
Used under Creative Commons License

Dichroic glass changes colour as the viewer moves in relation to the glass. The glass has a transparent colour and a reflective colour, which will often be opposite colours of the spectrum. These two colours alternate or mix in varying proportions depending on the direction from which the highest light level is coming. The colours will also change as the viewer's angle of incidence changes.

"Dichroic glass" is a lot more expensive than film. Derby does not have many glass buildings but the iconic restoration of the Roundhouse looks really good with this Dichroic film.


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