Ho-ly crap. This is awesome. One Freddie Wong has created a masterpiece with “Light Warfare”, a short film of sorts that revels in the photography technique known as light painting. Wong explains:
The idea behind light painting is that if you open the shutter, you can draw lines by moving the flashlight around in front of the lens. So hold the shutter open, get in front, and try drawing something in the air. If you have a camera flash, you can have someone stand in place, and flash them. Then have them hold still and draw around them. Experiment!
Basically light painting can take place when you play around with slow shutter speeds captured in a dark environment as you move a camera around a light source. You might be thinking to yourself, “Haven’t I seen something like this before?” The answer is yes; light painting is also known as “light graffiti” and you can refer back to this post to jumpstart your memory. What makes this video so spectacular is that Wong takes things to a whole ‘nother level by grouping a bunch of stills together and making a video out of them in a process known as stop motion. If any of this intrigues you, head over to Wong’s blog where you’ll find a tutorial for light painting; also peek after the break for a behind-the-scenes look at how “Light Warfare” was made.