Photo by Eric Pare http://ericpare.com. From project http://lightspin.ca, a contemporary dance light experience.

LightSpin documentary and tutorial by Eric Paré

If you watch one thing on the web today, let it be this documentary. LightSpin is an incredible project combining light-painting, stop motion, several dancers and a 360-degree camera rig. Eric Paré has put together a tutorial to create a similar effect for your own project, but first we recommend watching the video of his project!

“LightSpin is an experimental photography and art project that finds its source in a unique light-painting technique. For this project, ten performers improvised contemporary dance movements at the center of a ring on which 24 cameras were mounted. Their brief dances were carried out in pitch darkness, light being aimed at the subjects as to reveal their shapes and movements, thus capturing their passage in a defined space. Pushing the exploration even further, the final result of this project becomes a fully animated, 360-degree representation of movements! Viewed and shared on the Web, the LightSpin project is launched as a world premiere in honor of the International Dance Day.”

Best seen in full screen mode.

 

Want to try something like this? Click here to see the tutorial. You can find Eric Paré’s Facebook page here, and website here.

 

Check out some more incredible images and set up shots from the LightSpin project.

 

 

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