I made a bunch of water beads because I wanted to record the sound of squeezing them. It turned out that there wasn’t much. Then, I dropped a bunch on the floor and that gave me an idea.
I think that to get them to really hop about I’d need a higher energy vibration. My hope was that they’d bounce around and sort of look like the molecules of water whacking around in a space, as the water evaporates. Close!
One problem I have is that the more experienced I get with light and stuff, the more persnickety I get. I went over to the studio expecting to bang this experiment out in about 20 minutes but instead I worked on it for 2 hours, and got beads all over the floor.