Inspired by this TEDx Summit video by Big Productions Paris, Italian director Luigi Pane of design studio Abstract Groove combines a vintage kaleidoscopic technique and the Italian Gymnastics team ‘La Farfalle’ to eye-candiful effect. Abstract Groove sez:
We designed and built 4 thaumascopes of different sizes and shapes. The biggest one was 9 metres long with a triangular opening of 2.5 metres and the smallest was 1.5 metres in length with a square opening of 60 centimetres. In order to understand how to achieve the graphics patterns we wanted, we started by studying small scale models and then we went onto CGI simulations. All the effects have been obtained in camera without the use of added post production.
Here’s how it was done.