Light Painting with 24 cameras in a circle.   24x360

  

Hooking up with Timecode Lab and Eric Pare here in Montreal, I had the chance to experiment with the 360 degree Bullet Time light painting rig. The setup is basically analog. 24 cameras on a ring pointing towards the center and exposing every direction at the same time. So, you get a picture from 24 different angles. We cumulate all these pictures in a timeline to create a clip. The Matrix film used the same technique called bullet time. Doing it in the dark with light painting is quite challenging. First, we have to work in total 100% darkness with the hand held torches and light tools waiting on the floor next to me. The model is standing still in the center. Then, when I light paint, I have to consider that cameras are all around me so how to light paint without creating a shadow of myself on the model since there is always a camera behind my back. It's a new way of working and thinking... More like gymnastic, synchronicity and a bit of luck.

The music was created by Cayce is Music.

You can see all the individual animations and the full project here at 24x360.com/patrick-rochon

 

Vimeo staff pick. Special edit collaboration between Eric Paré and Patrick Rochon.

Light painting by Patrick Rochon

Original music: ATARIUS by Cayce. http://cayceismusic.com 

Executive Producer: Stephane Hoareau stephane@timecodelab.com Timecode Lab: http://timecodelab.com Eric Paré: http://ericpare.com 

Tech team : Nicolas Foisy, Jeremy Lloubes, Jean-François Sarrazin

Post processing : Jeff Malo http://jeffmalo.com/

Models: Geneviève Borne http://genevieveborne.com 

Jacinthe Amyot & Sanchia Rooker dressed by Paraître Inc.