Well, the light painting bar has been raised again. Sweatshoppe, a European creative collaboration, recently created this video showing off their new technique of video light painting. While that may sound a little strange at first, it's actually a really, really neat technique that they pioneered on their own. Using custom-made software and a little ingenuity, Sweatshoppe is able to not only paint with light, but they're able to bring those paintings to life and add a never before seen aspect to light painting.
Sweatshoppe's Vimeo page goes into a little more detail about the technique: "Video painting is a technology the duo developed that allows them to create the illusion that they are painting videos onto walls with electronic paint rollers they built. It works through custom software that they wrote that tracks the position of the paint rollers and projects video wherever they choose to paint, allowing them to explore the relationship between video, mark making and architecture and create live video collages in real time."
While I appreciate that they share how they did it, I would have loved for Sweatshoppe to keep the technique a mystery, and then see if people could figure it out on their own. In the few minutes before I read the description, I was attempting to piece it together on my own - and came up with some pretty bizarre ideas. This certainly would have made another fun game of "how'd they do it?" like our previous post, Can Anyone Figure Out How This Timelapse Was Filmed?