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LightSpin Combines Dance, Stop-Motion, Light-Painting, and a 360° Camera Rig

This experimental video shows what you get when you combine dancers, light-painting, stop-motion, and a 360-degree camera rig. It’s like eye-popping popping that’s the product of cameras rather than extremely skilled dancing.

The project is called LightSpin. If you think it looks familiar, then you probably saw our previous coverage of 24×360. This project uses the same rig developed by Patrick Rochon, Timecode Lab, and Eric Paré.

24×360 used a special camera rig that consisted of 24 DSLR cameras arranged in a circle and pointed inward. For LightSpin, the team adds a new dimension by incorporating stop-motion movements.

They had ten dancers perform improved contemporary dance movements in the center of their camera ring. The brief moves were carried out in pitch darkness and lit by assistants moving lights around their bodies.

The video above is the “full animated, 360-degree representation of the movements,” but there are interactive still versions available online as well:

Here are some behind-the-scenes photographs showing the construction of the rig and early experiments:

You can learn more about the project over on the LightSpin website. The team says they’re planning to release a making-of video a month from now, on May 29th, 2013.

[via PetaPixel]

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