Psychedelic Drumming Like Nothing You’ve Ever Seen

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I am always on the lookout for new and innovative techniques that might be usable on a future job. This is a technique I don't think I have seen before.

The creators of this video used the Rock Stix 2 multi-colored LED drum sticks mixed with long exposure photography and in post used Twixtor by RE:Vision Effects.

What they created is a thumping visual sensation that will blow your mind! If it doesn't blow you mind it should make you think how could you use this technique in your own project. Or perhaps this will trigger another idea of a technique you want to try. All we ask is if you do try a new technique please send it over and let us know you were inspired by this video. Happy shooting.

Rainbow Punch

From Marc Donahue:

We just wanted to share with you this new rad video made by us over at PermaGrin Films. In this piece, we experimented with light in a whole new way. Using the Rock Stix 2 multi-colored LED drum sticks, long exposure photography, and Twixtor by RE:Vision Effects, we created a thumping visual sensation that will blow your mind!


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We shot about 200 still images and created this video using some techniques in After Effects. Each photo had a 2 sec shutter speed and I manually triggered the flash when I felt the drummer was in a unique position. I then organized similar photos and used twixtor to blend the two, three or even 4 photos, applying as low as a 1% speed to the clip. The results turned out psychedelic and with some creative editing I managed to create this piece.

Drummer – Anthony Olyaee –…
Special Thanks to Kelsey Roseland.
Music: Duck Sauce – NRG (Skrillex, Kill The Noise, Milo & Otis Remix)
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(cover photo credit: snap from the video)

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