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LIGHT CYCLES Creates the “Tron” Effect

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Filmmaker Mike Gamble and VFX creator Tom Wood had the wild idea of rigging up a few mountain bikes with LEDs and trying to create light trails similar to the lightbikes in Tron. The resulting video is pretty fantastic, both the straight footage of the circular light wheels rolling through the woods and the post-production special effects that stack the frames to make spirograph-like light designs.

“LIGHT CYCLES began as a dream, developed into a problem and spawned into a burning desire to create something that had never been done before. – “How can we create a Tron Light Bike effect, on a mountain bike?”, said Gamble. 

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“Before we began testing, we had no idea if what we wanted to achieve was physically possible with the resources at our disposal. By the time we’d conducted our initial tests, we were all blown away by the results that we went ahead and continued creating this film.”

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