The man from the "walk" sign comes to life and wanders around Tokyo at night in this beautiful time-lapse short film written and directed by Jonathan Bensimon and produced by Jonas Bell Pasht. Music by Kidstreet.
To achieve the striking effect of the illuminated man, an original light suit was constructed using hundreds of feet of high-voltage LED rope lights and a translucent nylon outer shell. Michael Lambermont, executive producer at Alter Ego in Toronto, oversaw the effects-heavy post-production process, which included weeks of extensive rotoscoping and compositing in the facility's two Flame suites, plus a final colour grade, once the effects were complete. Geoff Ashenhurst, editor at Stealing Time, was charged with bringing the thousands of digital stills to life with director Bensimon.There's even a hint at a happy ending! (via Neatorama)