Insanely Patient Photographer Makes a Light-Painted, Stop Motion Video of a Skateboarding Skeleton

That's a LOT of light painting

Light Painting Skateboard Stop Motion Video
Light Painting Skateboard Stop Motion Video

Both light painting and stop motion animation can be incredibly time consuming activities, which is part of what makes this video about a skateboarding skeleton so amazing.

Artist Darren Pearson and his crew created a 1:21 long video that includes hundreds of frames, almost all of which depict a skeleton drawn with light. He skateboards across the night landscape and performs some pretty nifty tricks. He even does some breakdancing.

For those who might be unfamiliar, light painting is the process of taking a long exposure and actually drawing the shape of an object with a flashlight while the shutter is open. It's a tricky process that can require a lot of do-overs.

The resulting video, however, is incredibly cool. Do you think you'd have the patience to pull off something like this?