Floating Light Words with Custom Bokeh

Kaleb Wentzel-Fisher had the brilliant idea of using custom bokeh to spell out words in his videos, and spent a good amount of time developing and perfecting the idea. The above video, titled “Light Works”, is a demonstration of this technique in action. The results are pretty awesome.

Here’s a behind-the-scenes video showing how it was accomplished:


  • Bas ter Beek

    I bet lots of you are going to try this awesome idea… Including me! Very creative… Wish I found this out lol…

  • Lennart

    Ah damn, I’m working on this aswell :P

    Me and a friend have also created this, we plan to make a stop-motion with it!

  • Anonymous

    It’s interesting, but it strikes me as a novelty. I don’t know if I can be bothered watch another video that uses this technique.

  • Directorspence

    I need the BTS video to understand what was going on. At first I thought they just did it in post in which I wouldn’t have been very impressed. But knowing how they did it makes it awesome indeed!

  • Daniel Austin Hoherd

    I see the technique of using custom bokeh as a niche marketing technique for paid work. It may seem like a gimmick, but when you put a company’s logo there it will turn into money.

  • Leigh M. Smith

    Lensbaby, comes with aperture disks you can custom for this affect.

    You can also see this effect in Scott Pilgrim.

  • S E Martin

    I wonder if I can pull this off in After Effects?

  • Chung Dha Lam

    I did it during the new year its super nice with fireworks

  • Mikeprice4269

    That looks pretty awesome!

    I’ve always wondered if this was possible or how good it would be. Now I know! Sweet

  • Lennart

    Very awesome man!

  • Lennart

    Thank you!

  • Tyler Webb

    Seconded. That is great!

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