Light Sculptures Around California


Light painting photographer Darren Pearson created this stop motion animation, “Lightspeed,” in locations across California: Mono Lake, Big Sur, Trona Pinnacles, Death Valley, Sequoia, Joshua Tree, Lake Tahoe, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

“I’ve spent many nights in the middle of nowhere with coyotes howling in the distance while I look like some idiot at a rave waving around an LED."

Woodcut Stop-Motion Movie Made of 800 Frames of Maple


The New American uses 800 individual laser-cut maple blocks as frames in this stop-motion movie by designer Nando Costa .

Costa says:

The abstract storyline showcased in this piece is a concoction of a variety of ideas and can perhaps be described as a union between concepts and experiments born during the Situationist movement and real life events experienced during the last few years in American society. Particularly the duality between the economic downturn and the shift in values and beliefs of many citizens.

Behind the Scenes of LightSpin with Eric Paré

We saw LightSpin about a month ago and were blown away with the meticulous effort and clarity of vision from Eric Paré  that were needed to achieve the effect. As promised, here is the Behind The Scenes video. 

From the project page:

"This is the story of how I managed to take half a million pictures of contemporary dancers in the dark using light-painting, stop-motion and bullet-time techniques."

Also see the full video »


Shooting a Stop-motion Video Through Drops of Water

We've seen amazing things shot through falling drops of water before. But this is something different. Synchronizing  2,000 shots through falling drops of water to create this stop-motion promo for IdN Magazine is truly outstanding.

The video, “Entropy”, was created by Physalia

 They built a custom Arduino-based system to capture each drop in precisely the right spot.

The early tests and making-of video shed a lot of light on the amazing process.