Stop motion form and colour, using light painting techniques.
Lighting: Kim Pimmel
Sound: Tron Legacy trailers
I've been interested in taking my Light Study photo series and evolving them into motion pieces. I shot a lot of footage for a VJ gig for FITC San Francisco. So I edited together those stop motion sequences, mashed up some audio from the Tron Legacy trailers, and out came Light Drive.
The video is stop motion, so every frame is an individually shot photograph. Each photograph is a long exposure photo, with exposures reaching up to 20 seconds in some cases.
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.
First edition of Britzpetermanns shop window installation project.
The series is starting with “All Eyes On You”, a bunch of different sized eyes who follow the passers-by. Simple concept, but the effect was immense. The passers-by loved it especially the kids react with the installation without any inhibitions.
Creation, Idea & Realization: Britzpetermann
Creative support: Stijn van der Pol
Film: Michael Goergens http://goove.de
Music: Karlo Jurina
LumiBots are small, autonomous robots that can leave glowing traces. The robots are equipped with a UV LED at their tail which leaves a glowing trail on phosphorescent sheet. The traces do not only create generative images which tell the story of the robots' movements, but have a deeper meaning for the lumiBots: With their light sensors, they can follow the other robots' as well as their own trails, and amplify them, thus creating an ant-trail-like mechanism luring more and more robots on the same path.
Thanks to everyone who contributed to the project.
Special thanks go to Philipp Urbanz for technical assistance, Verena Hafner as science cooperation partner, supervisors Jörg Hundertpfund and Reto Wettach, Schwarmlabor (UdK/TU/T-Labs), Stefan Hermann, Nils Weinert, tinkersoup and ORAFOL.
To find out more about the lumiBots, visit http://meyleankronemann.de/lumibots.html