Étienne-Jules Marey was a physiologist in the 19th Century, who invented the chronophotography technique. He took images from a modified rifle, that allowed him to show dynamic motion on the same print similar to a freeze-frame image.
I want to create a similar freeze-frame effect from Étienne-Jules Marey’s photographs. I ended up using OpenFrameworks with an Xbox Kinect, I was able to track the contour of a person using Kinect’s depth camera. In the video, it fills the contour with gradually changing colors and leaves a trail as the person is performing and expressing the kinetic movement in front of the camera.
For future implementation, this project could be installed and projected at a dance venue or s concert as a visual effect.