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6. Effects > Turn Video into Matrix-Style Symbols

Turn Video into Matrix-Style Symbols

The Matrix Trilogy was a pop-culture phenomenon. The streaming green text symbols that appeared in the movie slowly found their way into screensavers, web sites, and even on T-shirts. Here’s a way you can watch almost any digital video in a similar way.

In the movie The Matrix, certain people had the ability to look at green characters streaming down a black computer screen and interpret what they meant. [2] It was as if they could see images in the characters. Well, you don’t live in the Matrix (or, maybe you do…who knows?), but you can see images in streaming characters with a little help from your computer. Better yet, you can choose which images you’d like to see.

Tip

The conversion of video to a series of characters is often referred to as an ASCII (pronounced “as-kee”) movie.


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