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13 Creative Light Painting Animations

Light painting is when you use bright points of light and long exposure times to “paint” light into a photograph. You’ve probably seen numerous tutorials on the technique by now, but if you haven’t, we posted a brief tutorial on the technique about half a year ago.

In addition to single frames of creative light painting, numerous photographs can be combined to create stop-motion animation done with light painting photographs. In this post we’ve compiled an awesome list of light painting stop motion videos to inspire you. Enjoy!

#1: PiKAPiKA THE MOVIE

Japanese animation crew PIKAPIKA specializes in light painting, and incorporates many groundbreaking ideas and experiments into their videos.

#2: Lightpaint Piano Player

An animated character playing a real piano. The frames were shot with a Canon Rebel with 20-30 second exposure times.

#3: Lucky – All India Radio

This video, created by Australian animation company Dee Pee Studios, was created using glowsticks. Each scene typically took a whole night to photograph.

#4: Light Graffiti / Painting Stop Motion

Each photo/frame in this video took 30 seconds to a minute to expose.

#5: POWER PILL light painting

A creative short film about a man whose video game comes to life. It was done entirely with still photographs and light painting.

#6: SPFW – IG Light

A medley of different light painting animations.

#7: Light Painting

A commercial that utilizes light painting animation.

#8: Spider walk

A short, conceptual video of a spider walking that took two hours to shoot and half a day to put together.

#9: Light Painting Animation

A simple compilation of various light painting animations set to a beat.

#10: Electrobloom – Michael Bosanko

Conceptual video of a flower blooming. What’s interesting about this video is how objects are three dimensional when the camera moves.

#11: Light Painting

An interesting compilation of clever light animations by Zé Brandão.

#12: Sprint – Light Trail

A Sprint commercial that follows around a beam of light traveling around a city and ending up at a woman’s phone.

#13: Light Graffiti Fight

A stop motion fight that uses light painting in creative ways.


I think the concept of animation using light painting and stop motion is still relatively unexplored, and that some serious thought and a lot of effort could easily yield a super-viral video. Are you up to the challenge?


Video credits: Videos copyright their respective owners. Sources can be reached by via the YouTube or Vimeo logo in the videos.


 
 
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  • http://twitter.com/Diaghe Ricky Diaghe

    Your right Michael the concept of Light painting and stop motion can be push so much more and if I can make the time I'm definitely willing to be a part of challenge.

    Must say I feel Lichtfaktor have been big influence on the Light Painting world, especially animation wise I think there were one of the first animations I seen, that made me get proper into it…

    Check it out (below) I have also put links to other light paint animation work that pushing boundaries (The recent TalkTalk campaign in England has been the biggest that I know of commercially in the UK)

    Lichtfaktor Starwars vs Startrek – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ix8c6po7HQU

    TalkTalk Brighter – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saCD3r4MRBA

    Paul McCartney – 222 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saCD3r4MRBA

    To see more check the playlist I have made http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=3AC9F1D

    And stay tuned for my light work aswell…

    http://diaghe.com/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/diaghe/collections

  • http://twitter.com/ispaydiman Eman

    this is awesome! i love light painting

  • http://twitter.com/ispaydiman Eman

    this is awesome! i love light painting

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  • http://www.adasport.com/ ada

    Wonderful videos, this is a great post, go ahead.
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