You’ll Need a Camera to See This Cool Interactive Light Painting Video

Brian Matthew Hart has come up with a clever way to exhibit his light paintings for the 4th annual Northern Spark, which takes place in the Minneapolis/St. Paul region. He has discovered a fascinating way to record his work in progress which, when watched as a video, appear to be twinkling lights. But if a viewer takes a long exposure photo of the video while it’s playing, it will reveal a light painting. Grab your camera and a tripod and enjoy:

Hart recommends starting with a 3 second exposure to create light paintings from his video, Uncertainty, but he also suggests trying longer exposures to see what you get. (Via PetaPixel.) Give this a try and let us know how it goes!

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