This was made from about 200 glowsticks on a dance stage. The final hip-hop number at Paula and Judy’s Dance Connection’s 2008 showcase ends with a routine in total darkness with glowsticks as the light source. I did a real slow shutter and zoomed manually as the shutter was open, catching that zoom effect. You can see the reflections on the disco ball at the top of the frame.
I had a great vantage point for this – the light and sound booth. We had a great run of two nights and we learned a lot about lighting and effects and coordinating a show from the booth.