As far as originality goes, this gets the prize. Japanese band Androp decides to use 250 Canon EOS 60D DSLRs equipped with external speedlites (and arranged in a 25 x 10 grid) as their stage backdrop. The whole contraption is controlled by Arduino software.
The making of androp「Bright Siren」music video. 250 cameras & strobos were controlled by a program to create the light animation. This video does not use any CG.
Director: Masashi Kawamura + Qanta Shimizu + Masatsugu Nagasoe
camera support: Canon Marketing Japan Inc.
【androp「Bright Siren」Special site (PC only)】
And here’s the result:
You’ve got to admit: these speedlites recharges pretty fast to be able to be used like that! Truth is there was really no need to use cameras for that light effect — unless they actually took a picture everytime a flash went off. If so, it would be interesting to see the result.