Mesmerizing Stop-Motion Light-Painting Video Set to Tron

This has got to be one of the awesomest uses of a record player ever: photographer Kim Pimmel photographed light sources attached to a spinning record player in the dark, and strung the still frames together into a beautifully hypnotic stop-motion video set to Tron.

The stills were shot using a Nikon D90 with up to 20 second exposures for each shot. Pimmel writes,

To control the lights, I used an Arduino controlled via bluetooth to drive a stepper motor. The stepper motor controls the movements of the lights remotely from Processing.

The light sources include cold cathode case lights, EL wire, lasers and more.

Our only complaint is that the video is much too short.

(via Gizmodo)

  • Alzir Lima


  • Jorgen Bowe Bevonius

    With a record player!?! Thinking outside the box? This is redefining the box entirely, you ARE the box :) So cool! Now we are just waiting for the film “how it was all made”. Keep upp the good work and that wide open mind!

  • Charles Saulters II