Using Light Painting Effects To Recreate the Ghostbusters Proton Streams

When you find yourself in times of trouble, always remember: Don't cross the streams. Egon's ghostbusting words of wisdom still hold true today. Joey Shanks at PBS Digital Studios knows that. But he's risked total protonic reversal to show us how to recreate the glowing effects of everyone's favorite Slimer-busting… » 9/09/14 8:40pm 9/09/14 8:40pm

This Robot Is the Rembrandt of Painting With Light

The more traditional technique of light painting involves creating freehand designs using a point of light in front of a camera taking a long exposure photo. The results are occasionally recognizable—but most often random—and that's part of their appeal. Jeff Crossman and Kevyn McPhail take a different approach,… » 6/05/14 10:00am 6/05/14 10:00am

A Giant Tube of LEDs Can Turn Anyone Into a Glowing Graffiti Artist

Light painting is rad: a long exposure, a dark background, and a flashlight all come together to make an eerie, sci-fi effect. High-tech, LED-powered light painting is even cooler, but so far it's been a fringe hobby for die-hard DIYers. Pixelstick, with a newly-launched Kickstarter campaign, wants to put crazy… » 10/30/13 8:20pm 10/30/13 8:20pm

Ghostly Lightpainting Uses a Cross-Sectioned Video of an Executed…

Lightpainting requires a certain sort of skill to get the sort of marvellous results we've seen previously, but Croix Gagnon and Frank Schott went the whole nine yards and played an animation of a cross-sectioned human body on a laptop, which they then whizzed through the air and took long-exposure photos of. » 4/07/11 6:40am 4/07/11 6:40am