A Japanese group created an interesting music video using 250 Canon 60D cameras and hot-shoe mounted flash units as their animation engine. Each unit acted as a “pixel” so to speak, and using a computer program the group created innovative light show with no computer animation. They explain the concept on their site as follows:
When we listened to the “Bright Siren”,
we envisioned bright lights flickering in the darkness,
and the lyrics ‘not to make it a memory’ has struck in our minds.
From these inspirations, we came up with the idea of using camera strobes
as pixels to create an animation out of light.
We actually lined up 250 cameras
and controlled each strobes [sic] through a computer program.
All the lights in the film are real, and no CG were used.
Enjoy their music video, then watch the behind the scenes video below showing the prep that went into this creation.
Making of the above video