London Designers Make Light Paintings With iPad



Those clever people at London creative agency BERG have produced yet another amazing thing – a film called Making Future Magic, in collaboration with another agency, Dentsu.

What’s amazing is the innovative technique they used to animate the frames in the film. They programmed an iPad to display slices through each image they wanted to project, then dragged the iPad through the air as it displayed each slice.

Capture that in a dark place using a long exposure, then stitch it all together in stop-motion animated style, and the results are – well, magical.

Here’s the film:

Making Future Magic: iPad light painting from Dentsu London on Vimeo.

And here’s where you can read more about the making of it. Note that the iPad technology you see here is not an app that you can buy on the App Store. Not yet, at any rate.

(Disclosure: I know some of BERG personally, and I worked with them on the Schooloscope project.)