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

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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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Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg's work in media spans documentary television, advertising, and print. As a producer in the Viewer Created Content division of Al Gore's Current TV, she acquired and produced short documentaries by independent filmmakers around the world. Post-Current, she worked as a producer and strategist at Urgent Content, developing consumer-created and branded nonfiction campaigns for clients including Cisco, Ford, and GOOD Magazine. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University, where she was co-creator and editor in chief of H BOMB Magazine.

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