Introduction: As Long As It Lasts _ Real-time Animated Typography for Dance
Simone Truong, the choreographer wanted to dance with light and words. From the text and from her movements she asked me to dance with her, myself being a projected body of light on the scene, dancing with her in direct.
The object I use is very simple : a cardboard box, the outside is painted in black, the inside painted in white.
A neon the width equal to the box is suspended inside.
A little hole on the top of the box, let just the objective of the camera pass through.
In the box I animate black shapes and letters, some black paper cuts, some drawings on paper or transparent film.
The camera records, over-exposes it, amplifies the contrast, and adds a negative video effect before the image signal goes to the video-projector, on the scene, with Simone.
If you want to know absolutely everything, you can look at this page, it's the entire process and discussion.