DAN$E is a a beautiful animated GIF project of dancers photographed in 360 degrees and digitally manipulated to appear as moving paintings. The project was created by Ryan Enn Hughes, a Motion Picture Director and Photographer based in Toronto, Canada. (PS: You can learn how to make an animated GIF at HOW Interactive Design.)
To create DAN$E, I worked with photographs originally captured for The 360 Project, a collaboration with Canada’s National Ballet School. The 360 Project was funded by a Chalmers Arts Fellowship, which was awarded by The Ontario Arts Council to encourage research and development in image making. The 360 Project made use of 48 cameras aligned in a circle (designed by The Big Freeze), to photograph Dancers in 360°. The resulting 48 individual photographs were then assembled, like a flipbook, to create a rotating peak moment of action frozen in 360°. DAN$E made use of 12 of these 48 images, with each of the 12 frames painted digitally to resemble an Impressionist painting. I chose to present this project as a GIF and online, as I feel it is an very unique way to present digital work: it is non-time based/endless, and can be accessed by anyone online at any time.
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