At around 9:30pm, my sister and I started making video light painting tutorials. Instead of going somewhere, I decided to stay in my backyard. I began with some tips on focusing, then outlined two different ways to paint with a beam of light (lightsabers). I tried to recreate this shot, and came out with something a little different, but cool in its own way. I decided to feature it, even though it is not new or revolutionary, because a post looks so much more interesting with an image next to it. (This image was a complete accident, by the way. I had no idea it would turn out good at all.)
Tomorrow, I will move on to discussing what you can do with a flashlight and how to create the picture featured in this post (which I also wrote today, for the most part). The day after that, I plan to detail the best ways to light paint with cars and the street. I have discovered that I will need to make quite a few more screen capture tutorials in order to fill in things I forgot to mention during the demonstrations.
Expect to see the first of these new live-action tutorials in the next few days, as I have to process them in Final Cut and boost the sound. For all its merits, the 5D Mark II does not do a good job capturing audio.
Fun facts: This is today’s fourth post. CRDESIGNLAB passed 500 comments a few hours ago. Because Philip just wrote a new post, I had to write one too.
I just finished making 18 screen capture tutorials, which are the first to go on this page. I made 28 movies, but only 18 of them are good enough to be kept. All of the items that don’t yet have movies require something besides a computer, like pictures of a camera or actually being outside. That’s what I am going to do after this post is finished (and I send some of Kyle’s pictures to him).
As King Theoden of Rohan said in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, “so it begins.” In his case, “it” refers to the Battle of the Hornburg. In mine, it refers to the adventure of making light painting tutorials that will (hopefully) help students become great light painters.
I’m keeping posts short these days, as I need to spend less time writing and more time working.