LUMEN ANIMAE is an international Animation and Performing arts amity. represented by filmmakers Masha Vasilkovsky an Ruah Edelstein. Our inspiration lies in uniting people using the power of community founded on the notions of Cultural Integrity and Mutual Support through an immersive socio-centric art making.
Lumen Animae teamed up with audience members at The Quest Gallery, Venice Beach, and BIL conference 2013, Long Beach, to make 'Sharing the Planet', a short animated film.
The technique used in the piece is called light animation. Each member of the audience got a small colored light to 'draw' with. A storyboard was introduced to the people in the audience, along with the basics of light animation technique. In the next four hours, using slow exposure on a DSLR camera to capture the movement of light, audience members animated shot after shot and scene after scene, until it got to be 9pm on a Friday night and everyone felt ready to move onto the next evening plan. But we needed more footage to make Sharing the Planet. A week later, at BIL conference 2013, we introduced participating audience members to our idea and asked for them to participate in this collaborative production. We conducted a shoot in the morning, filmed every scene we planned then used the day to edit the piece, and had a screening of the work for the same audience in the evening.
Most of us have heard of TED or watched the talks online, but do you know about BIL? BIL features a wild mix of technologists, scientists, artists, and those with a passion for community awareness. Join us March 2-3, 2013 in Long Beach, California.
BIL emerged from a community of people who aspire to change the world for the better. The BIL Conference 2013 speaker lists include brilliant emerging and established forward thinkers at the top of their fields. Our attending guests are involved thinkers and doers who are helping to create the future - this year’s topics focused on innovation, life extension, space, robotics, startups, DIY, social change, interpersonal relationships, community, education, and art.
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