The objective of this project was to create an academy leader countdown from numbers ten to two, while maintaining a narrative through video and/or images. I used long exposure photography techniques with fire to accomplish this effect. I used a cigarette lighter as my light source, while photographing as I drew these numbers by hand. I used a blowtorch sound effect that brought the visuals and pacing together to build anticipation and make the numbers resemble a spark or a micro explosion.
View video at http://www.contagious42.com/spark.html