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#1 Richard Benjumea

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Posted 17 September 2007 - 12:05 PM



I'm pretty familiar with how still photography Light Graffiti is made, yet to animate it and make a video like the one on the link is still out of my grasp. Can someone tell me how to animate light drawings like in the video, i know its probably time lapse, but is it done on a video camera, or still, or is it as simple as editing the pics together and making it into a slideshow???
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#2 Chris Keth

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Posted 18 September 2007 - 01:10 PM



I'm pretty familiar with how still photography Light Graffiti is made, yet to animate it and make a video like the one on the link is still out of my grasp. Can someone tell me how to animate light drawings like in the video, i know its probably time lapse, but is it done on a video camera, or still, or is it as simple as editing the pics together and making it into a slideshow???


I would do it with a DSLR. You can then import the frames into quicktime as an image sequence and output a quicktime movie.
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Posted 18 September 2007 - 02:43 PM

Making of video for sprints commercial (similar technique)



Also I think AC mag has an article a few months back that had a write up on that music video, though I don't have my collection handy to tell you what month. I remember seeing the commercial the first time and getting really excited, and hoping (without believing) that it was shot practicle.

I think as I recall they used a D20 DSLR or something like that on a long exposure-setting.
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Posted 20 September 2007 - 05:27 PM

I think as I recall they used a D20 DSLR or something like that on a long exposure-setting.


That's exactly how I did my short. I mounted it in my car and drove from daylight into the night with it on an aperture priority auto exposure. The results are like time lapse of a drive that morphs into complete abstraction as the exposures got longer and longer (up to a minute or so) and only smeary light sources were recorded. The beauty is that the frames, even on the lowest JPG setting, had to be downrezzed to get 1080P.

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