Live-Action 'Light Painting' Covers a City in Frozen, Glowing Streaks

Finnish post-production pro Anssi Määttä's eye-popping video has commenters guessing how he did it. If you're curious, check out some great examples of light painting photography at TheCoolist, as well as this stop-motion action movie, to get a sense of how long-exposures create the effect. Määttä says he didn't use stop-motion, however, telling commenters, "just go play with your camera and some lights. You'll figure it out :)." The music is Slow Magic's "Corvettte Casette."

For more work by Anssi Määttä, visit http://www.anssimaatta.com/.

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