London based drummer and musician Ben Mead, conducted an eye-catching and innovative experiment for Ballantines recently. The aim was to capture the shapes, patterns and skills that define his art form.
In order to capture the stunning light trails, a bespoke application was developed in the C++ computer programming language.
An HD video feed from the main shoot camera pulls out the LED-tipped drumsticks.
The trails were not computer generated, but come directly from the images from the camera, creating light trails of the desired length and intensity.
In addition, a 360 degree ‘time slice rig’ was used to capture the light trails in 3D.
You can see the amazing results at http://youtu.be/JLSC5HUbvcQ