Creating Cool Streaks of Glowing Drumsticks – A GoPro Video

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Very cool goPro matrix style “bullet time” video shot with goPros. This one is quite amazing in that there was so much post processing done to get the ‘streaking' of the drumsticks.

This was sent to us by Marc Donahue who sent us this cool goPro video a few months ago which got a lot of attention (and this one should too).

From Marc:

The video was at 120 fps. We stacked frames to create cool streaks with the light up drumsticks. This could only be acheived if we shot it in 120fps, to be able to extract out enough frames to create a solid streak flowing off the drumsticks.

The custom gopro arrays are made by us at permagrinfilms.com

With 180 different gopro angles: 8 different array setups of 20 gopros, you'd think the hardest part would be cutting the array shots together, but the hardest part was adding in the streaks of the glowing drumsticks. The workflow to achieve this was very tedious.

Another problem we faced was trying to get the set dark enough to make the drumsticks shine bright, yet light enough to get a good quality picture out of the gopros.

We did some tests before we ran the final takes. The footage came out to be 5tbs and we used premiere, after effects and lightroom throughout the workflow.

Marc Donahue
@PermaGrinFilms

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Shot at 120 fps. Stacked frames to create cool streaks with the light up drumsticks. Custom gopro arrays made by permagrinfilms.com With 180 different gopro angles: 8 different array setups of 20 gopros, you'd think the hardest part would be cutting the array shots together, but the hardest part was adding in the streaks of the glowing drumsticks. The workflow to achieve this was very tedious.

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(cover photo credit: snap from the video)

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