During my time as a motion designer for a design group at YouTube UX, I had the opportunity to work on some experiments on the video player. Following the traditions of darkroom photography development and its dodge and burn techniques,

I introduced these concepts for the UI to be applied onto the video itself. The following are idea swatches and proof-of-concept wireframes for how this technique may be used.

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