Comedian Ryan Higa says he’s not very good at dancing. So he found a solution how to dance without moving, and the solution is stop motion animation. It took almost a week of standing still and over 4,000 photos to turn Ryan into a dancer who can pull of all sorts of wacky moves, and even walk on water. The stop motion video he ended up with is pretty awesome, and he also shared the BTS video to show you how it was all done.
Portraying things in photographs that shouldn’t be physically possible fascinates a lot of photographers. They love to smile proudly when they see people post “Photoshopped, lol!” in Facebook groups in response to their work. Defying gravity is always a hot topic for this kind of thing, particularly levitation.
But in this mind bending shoot, there’s no Photoshop trickery, no erased wires or cloned out supports. Just good old fashioned ingenuity and photography. Created by photographer Daniel DeArco with the assistance of a rather talented dancer and crew, these images and video are just fantastic.
My friend wanted to shoot ballet dancers and had a “peg” that she wanted to do. She wanted to show the flow of the movement of the dancers but also stop motion so their faces can be seen. I really like new challenges because it gets me thinking again and it pushes me to research and practice new techniques.