From the 360 Project to painted dancing ballerina GIFs, Ryan Hughes continues his animated GIFs series. Using images of ballerinas from Canada’s National Ballet School he experimented through painting and photography yielding these animated paintings that are great to look at.
You can find an interview of the director/producer at DesignBoom.
I’m smitten. I’ve seen this kind of work before (notably in the film the Matrix) but not necessarily with dance.
With a handful of videos released this week The 360 Project uses a cross between photography and video with 48 cameras arranged in a circle to capture all angles – 360 degrees around the subject.
The two dance videos represent opposite techniques – showing the essence of each dance type and they come across beautifully.
The director of the project, Ryan Enn Hughes, is based in Toronto and is a motion picture director and photographer who has a great deal of work in his portfolio and several contracts from The New York Times to Facebook.