Yesterday i heard this song on the radio, it was called Lights by Ellie Goulding. It's a pop song but i liked it. So after i got home i watched the video on youtube. I was surprised to see some of the lighting effects they used.
They used multiple camera's to create the effect of a 180 degree rotation but it's basically the same concept as what i did with the spinning wool photography.
Here's the video, watch it to see exactly what i mean. If you don't want to watch the whole thing just click on the link below and the video will start at 1:55 into the song, where they really start showing all of the cool spinning light photography effects.
Obviously it's not exactly the same thing as i did but the idea is the same. I'm guessing that they had her in a blacked out room, spinning different type of lights around. Their exposure time looks like it was only about 1 or 2 seconds. Compared to mine which were 15-20 seconds. Also they must have used a bright flash during the exposure to make her body show up clearly.
I did the same thing by shining the flashlight on myself during the exposure. Here's a photo i made by shining the light on my face 3 different times, in 3 different places during a 15 second exposure.
I took these pictures when i was screwing around in my backyard at night after it snowed. It was fun trying to get the right timing and lighting to write your name with a flashlight.
I just think that it's cool to see and understand how they did those light effects in a video. Sure they probably used thousands of dollars of equipment but basically it's a simple and easy process that anyone can do.