A bookmark is stuck in a forgotten book that is one day knocked over by wind. It experiences its environment by surfing the pages that turn in to ocean-waves, enjoying the ride of its life. As the book cover closes light reveals new challenges. muchbetternow.net
A short making of here: vimeo.com/33456325
"Children Jury Award" Bristol Encounters 2012
°Best Short" Content Award Vienna 2012
" Bronzener Nagel" - Art Directors Club Germany 2012
" Rookie of the Year" - Creativ Club Austria
"Special Mention" Rome Idependent Film Festival 2012
"3rd Price" Athens Film And Video Festival 2012
Official Selection: ECU 2012 Paris, Vilinius Shorts, Mo & Friese Hamburg, Taafi 2012, SAL Surf At Lisbon 2012, Tyrolean Independent Film Festival 2012, Nord Nordwest, Supertoon, ...
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.