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  1. #1 Could've Been Bike Shorts... - Weapon Helium + CP.2s + White Spandex 
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    "You could always make bike shorts if your idea doesn't work out."

    To the nice arts and crafts store lady who sold me a couple yards of Spandex: Thanks for not tripping out when I showed you some weird reference images and then asked me to come back later show what I ended up making.

    I'd been looking for a way to reproduce in camera some ghostly looking reference images I'd squirreled away. The internet told me I'd need to shoot through some kind of transparent layer so I started experimenting with different types of plastic diffusion and fabrics. I was looking for something translucent and would look interesting on camera when you touched it. Fairly certain I'm late to the cool-kid's party, but turns out shooting through backlit white Spandex fabric made an interesting thing. All the footage used in the edit is straight out of camera; No color correction, grading, etc.

    There's a full break down of the project at the blog – tannerherriott.com/blog/2018/6/25/spandex




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    Definitely interesting. Thanks for sharing.
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    WHITE bike shorts? Uh oh....

    Maybe don't turn them into bike shorts afterward :-P
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    I've seen some cool shadow-puppet shows where they vary the color and the focal length of the lights so they can get sharp shadows, ghostly shadows, and even strange multi-color effects (screen is one color, soft shadow is another, full shadow is a third color).
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Peterson View Post
    WHITE bike shorts? Uh oh....

    Maybe don't turn them into bike shorts afterward :-P
    Truer words have never been spoken. Pretty much had to succeed :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Tiemann View Post
    I've seen some cool shadow-puppet shows where they vary the color and the focal length of the lights so they can get sharp shadows, ghostly shadows, and even strange multi-color effects (screen is one color, soft shadow is another, full shadow is a third color).
    Oh wow – That's awesome. Short of me Googling it, know of a YouTube, Vimeo, etc. link? I've seen some cool stuff using shadows from multiple colored light sources next to each other.
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