New Stop Motion Film Features Awesome Long Exposure Photography

Now that timelapse has taken over the Internet, stop motion has kind of become the underdog of photography and filmmaking. But this new video directed by Mikey Please is hoping to change that. Marilyn Myller, an award winning short film, was made using stop motion techniques and features some great in-camera light painting, too:

The six minute film took a year to complete. Each of the foam pieces had to be hand carved and crafted, before they were masterfully put in place to be filmed. If you watch closely, you can witness some pretty amazing in-camera light painting that makes a spellbinding entrance starting at about 30 seconds into the clip.

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In-camera long exposure work was beautifully pulled off to create these great light painting effects.

How’d They Do That?

That’s what we all want to know! Fortunately, the guys made this interesting behind the scenes timelapse that chronicles the long hours put in by the crew of Marilyn Myller:

The clip goes by fast and leaves you wanting more, but it’s still pretty cool to have a sneak peak at how everything was assembled, lit, and photographed.

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