11/08/2012 03:56 pm ET

Surreal Video Shows The Amazing Effects Of Slit-Scan Photography (VIDEO)

If you are new to the world of slit scan photography, this bizarre video is a pretty good introduction. In it, French filmmakers Adrien M / Claire B demonstrate the surreal visuals that can be produced when a two dimensional image is manipulated -- one dimension at a time. The effects are extraordinary, and a touch unsettling, as the figures in the clip seem to fly through space and time leaving parts of their body inches and seconds behind them.

The eerie presentation is set to the tunes of Beirut, which makes the slit scan experience all the more wonderfully weird.

For more on the specifics of slit scanning -- used to create the psychedelic animations of films like "2001: A Space Odyssey" and television series such as "Doctor Who" and "Star Trek," -- check out this handy slit scan tutorial.

For more surreal artwork, check out the fascinating projections by Australian artist Craig Walsh in the slideshow below.

"Emergence" Series by Craig Walsh

h/t This Is Colossal