A patented system which enables the use of moving light sources within footage captured at any speed, including the frozen world of high speed imaging. By using a high speed cinema camera to arrest a moment of time and light sources moving at over 10,000 feet per second, this technology creates the ability to move light sources within images frozen in time.
Our software allows us to control the movement of light sources and the movement of the scene as independent variables.
Predominantly used with high speed cameras such as the Vision Research Phantom, but can also be used with lower frame rate cameras, such as Arri Alexa and Red Weapon, or even a DSLR, to provide dynamic moving light at various frame rates.
PATH OF LIGHT
Light sources can be moved on any path (straight line, curve, and / or multiple paths)
Light moves horizontally, vertically, in an arc and in a straight line.
In this interactive example, scrolling with mouse or touchscreen reviews the path of the light, which in this shot moves in an arc around the subject.
Raw test footage of moving light in a straight line through a space -- parallel and perpendicular to the film plane.
SPEED OF LIGHT
Our software controls the speed / acceleration / deceleration of the light. Moving light can be synchronized with slow motion, real time or time lapse footage, or even shift between varying frame rates with in-camera time ramping.
Moving light slows down from thousands of feet per second to tens of feet per second, then accelerates again. The resulting footage speeds up and slows down, while light sources move at the same pace throughout.
An example of the fastest movement of light (relative to the movement in the scene) that we've shot. The action is almost completely frozen as light moves around in a full loop.
The light starts out moving at thousands of feet per second and then slows down as Taika lands and the footage ramps to real time.
PATTERN OF LIGHT
Light sources can illuminate in any pattern (randomly, in sequence, in a prescribed formation)
In the example below, a spread pattern of red, green and blue lights are moving at the same speed, where they converge they create white light, where they separate they create color.
In this test footage, strobes fire in a random burst around the subject.
A pattern of red, green and blue lights are moving at the same speed. Where they converge they create white light, where they separate they create color.