Movie Projector Reveals the Beautiful Trail of Snowfall

New York-based motion graphics expert and photographer Brian Maffitt decided to take advantage of potentially being snowed in last week, due to Winter Storm Nemo, by photographing the snowfall in a unique way. Simply put, Maffitt says, “We had a blizzard in NY, so I pointed a video projector into the falling snow and took some pictures.” His creative setup resulted in some unbelievably magical effects.

Maffitt's projected movie of choice was the children's animated film The Lorax for its presumed bevy of vibrant colors. Once the snow started falling, the image of the film was lost and instead transformed into a flowing series of colorful dots. With his Canon 7D in hand, the photographer took his time, grabbing long exposure shots of the radiant movement of light. His captured images turned out to be beautiful light paintings, revealing the gusting pathways of millions of little snowflakes against the night sky.

The photographer also captured video of the spectacular effect, which you can view down below.

Brian Maffitt on Flickr
via [Laughing Squid]


Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at NBC Universal, Penguin Books, and the Tribeca Film Festival as well as many other independent media companies. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies—anything from foreign art house films to mainstream blockbusters.
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