Monday 27 September 2010

Light Drive: Cool Media Art Video

Kim Pimmel has been preoccupied with studying light and its behavior as a painting medium as can be seen here from his collection of photographs, on Flickr, (a small example to the right).

When Kim was given the opportunity to show them at a VJ gig, for FITC San Francisco, he decided to join the collection into several stop motion sequences, He then added them together with some mashed up audio from the Tron Legacy trailers.

Its worth noting that "every frame is an individually shot photograph. Each photograph is a long exposure photo, with exposures reaching up to 20 seconds in some cases".

Kim controlled the light using an Arduino controller circuit board via bluetooth to drive a stepper motor. The stepper motor controls the movements of the lights remotely from the Processing application. The light sources he used include cold cathode case lights, EL wire, lasers and more.
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