Have you ever tried painting with light? Light Painting is one of our favorite activities in our Tinkering Studio and is this week’s #tinkeringtuesday activity for you to try at home!
In celebration of our newly published book, The Art of Tinkering, we are sharing a new tinkering activity each week until its release in February. Keep an eye out each week for #tinkeringtuesday and dive into tinkering on your own.
Here’s the quick version:
- Gather hand-held light sources like flashlights and colorful LEDs
- Place your camera on a tripod and set your camera’s exposure somewhere between 2 and 10 seconds.
- Flick off the lights and ask a friend to hit the camera’s shutter while you experiment with moving your light sources in front of the camera. (Hint: try turning in circles, waving your arms, or drawing a picture with your light sources.) Variations are endless; have fun!
Want more details or suggestions? This activity and over 150 more from artists and tinkerers are featured for you to try yourself in The Art of Tinkering, available now at http://tinkering.exploratorium.edu/the-art-of-tinkering
Beetroot’s Romeo and Juliet Poster
Every “Romeo” and “Juliet” in the entirety of Shakespeare’s play brought together with 55,440 red lines.
NO NO NO YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND THIS IS A REALLY FAMOUS ANIMATION FILM TECHNIQUE DONE BY ONE INSANE STUDIO YEARS AND YEARS AGO IN GERMANY, ONLY A FEW FILMS, BECAUSE OF HOW HARD THEY WERE TO MAKE.
EACH AND EVERY FRAME OF THESE MOVIES ARE OIL PAINTINGS ON GLASS.
~ John Ruskin