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Bugs + street light + long exposure

Music Video / Film

Posted by Mark Sinclair, 30 July 2009, 13:53    Permalink    Comments (12)

Michigan-based filmmaker Charlie McCarthy shot 156 photographs of insects flying around a street light, each at a four second exposure. He then put them together at 12 frames per second to make this delightful little film...

Aren't the corkscrew spirals great? Via Andrew Sullivan's blog.

Charlie's main Vimeo page is here and the Flight Patterns film, here.

 

12 Comments

I really like this, it looks like animation.
cara
2009-07-30 18:15:47


sweet work
will
2009-07-31 04:28:43


It really does look as an animation. What a nice and simple idea!
hellop
2009-07-31 08:08:44


Wow - a crazy idea that gives creates a wonderful effect. I love it!
Mandy
2009-07-31 09:03:38


very nice. loving the track up the pole too.
badger
2009-07-31 11:53:40


That's really nice. Makes you wonder what the bugs were up to!
Brunowski
2009-07-31 12:42:28


nice photos but the animation effect's been done with considerably more finesse here;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUtfpEtzZzY
tom
2009-07-31 19:12:12


It cool how that one spiral shape keeps appearing. Either he's re-using shots or there one crazy bug around that light
Richard Michie
2009-08-01 22:22:14


he only took 156 shots, 12 frames per second, 156/12= 13 second long? of course he's re-using shots silly.

really nice simple idea. love it.
alex
2009-08-02 22:21:01


interesting choice of music, lovely idea.
Samuel Michael
2009-08-03 07:53:35


Like this! Crazy insects, they don't know where they're going. It's way better than the ITV YouTube link Tom put up. I like that it's like a Super8 video, all jaunty. Great stuff! Who cares if it repeats...
schnabz
2009-08-03 15:45:02


to be honest, i preferred the still to the film...seemed more magical. i didnt think the soundtrack worked that great with it either, but hey its a damn good idea, and the still at the top is simply beautiful :)
moi
2009-08-03 16:05:23


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