This little film is made out of thousands of pictures, and each of them is individually lit by hand using a blinking flashlight. I started this project as an experiment. I wanted to try to mix light-painting and stop-motion techniques in a 360-degree environment. It turned out to be much more complicated than I expected, but each problem I faced helped me to narrow the possibilities and focus on the final concept.
It was an unbelievable experience – I spent countless hours in the dark in silence with contemporary dancers, breathing in sync with the rhythm of the camera shutters.
The only source of light was the one in my hand. As I moved around the dancer with that light, I revealed one pose, and then we slightly moved on to the next pose. We repeated this process over and over again.
I took a total of 20,000 pictures to produce the whole project, for a total of nearly half a million images (using 24 cameras).