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‘Bioluminescent Forest’: Illuminating the Woods Using Digital Projection Mapping [VIDEO]

Though projects combining animation and live-action film aren’t new, advances in lighting and digital techniques are allowing photographers and artists to combine the two like never before. Case in point: digital projection mapping is a technique used to project computer-generated animation onto digital video to add depth and dimension. Photographer Tarek Mawad and animator Friedrich van Schoor created “Bioluminescent Forest,” a short video that uses digital projection mapping to illuminate a forest with colorful, neon lights.

The two artists spent six weeks creating the four-minute film, which portrays a strange wooded land full of flickering bioluminescent leaves, plants, insects, spiderwebs, mushrooms and more. Watch the video and get transported into this magical, glistening forest.

   
 
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