I came across the work of German-based Lichtfaktor earlier today and had a lot of fun watching their awesome videos. Their videos use pika pika, which uses flashlights and still photos to create light doodles and a moving video. The effect has been around for a while but Lichtfaktor is doing some pretty fun stuff with it.

The stills above are from their video called Star Wars vs. Star Trek and features trash cans-turned-robots and ninjas that duel with lightsabers. The audio part of the videos is pretty great well, using sounds like the doors and teleporter sounds from Star Trek, and even the “sent mail” sounds from Apple Mail. Be sure to visit the links above to watch the videos in motion, which sadly I couldn’t find a way to embed into the post.


January 1, 2008