How 360º Lightpainting, “Bullet Time” Photos Are Made

May 29, 2013

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

How 360º Lightpainting, “Bullet Time” Photos Are Made

May 29, 2013

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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We have featured Eric Pare and the timecodelab before when we showcased their Liftoff 360º project (and a White Feather light painting tool). Today they released a beautiful documentary showing what goes on in a production of a 360º bullet time light painting.

How 360º Lightpainting Are Made

Aside for the wonderful footage, the movie also tells us that Eric took over half a million pictures of contemporary dancers in the dark using light-painting techniques.

It’s interesting to see that while the rig is up it is actually covered in black cloth with only the camera peeking through the fabric.

How 360º Lightpainting, "Bullet Time" Photos Are Made

Eric also shared the tool that he used for creating some of those “360 spins”:

How 360º Lightpainting, "Bullet Time" Photos Are Made

How 360º Lightpainting, "Bullet Time" Photos Are Made

How 360º Lightpainting, "Bullet Time" Photos Are Made

you can also download the tutorial in a cheat sheet from here.

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6 responses to “How 360º Lightpainting, “Bullet Time” Photos Are Made”

  1. JP Danko Avatar
    JP Danko

    Best (and waaaayyyyy coolest) photography innovation I’ve seen in ages. Forget 3D – the future is 360 degree!

    1. Eric Pare Avatar
      Eric Pare

      hehe thanks JP :)

  2. Kadral Avatar
    Kadral

    Stunning.

  3. ArkitEk Jimenez Avatar
    ArkitEk Jimenez

    Awesome!

  4. Sita Carolina Avatar
    Sita Carolina

    I don’t know what else to say but: Wow!

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  5. Miguel Carreon Avatar
    Miguel Carreon

    This is amazing. The man behind this is a genius