Bioluminescent Forest

I’ve seen projection mapping on lots of physical objects and defined surfaces before, but this is the first instance I’ve seen it interacting with nature and the result is really rather beautiful.


Photographer Tarek Mawad and animator Friedrich van Schoor spent six weeks on location to create the Bioluminescent Forest.  Immersed in nature it gives a glimpse into their imaginations if all elements of the forest had the ability to emit bioluminescent light.

As ever, worth hitting full screen on this one.

The drops of liquid light falling on the toadstools at around 2:15 is one of my favourite effects.

The final video is magical and ethereal mix, a “wonderland of blinking and twinkling organisms” that bring life to the more static areas of the forest.


It must have taken high levels of patience to deal with the accuracy required, but the result is impressively worthwhile.


They personified the forest to accentuate the natural beauty by creating luring luminescent plants and glowing magical mushrooms that speaks volumes to any visitor that enters the minds of the artists through viewing “bioluminescent forest”


Using pretty much just a laptop, a projector and a digital SLR camera “everything you see was created live, without any effects added in post-production”.


Behind the scenes footage can be seen here.


9 Responses to “Bioluminescent Forest”

  1. 1 Faraday's Candle March 6, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    Beautiful. You see the moss, spider webs , moving clouds 7 hear the woodpecker & music, them introduce bioluminescent….wow it’s like avatar.

  2. 4 Chaos in Light March 7, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    Reblogged this on Chaos In Light and commented:
    Beautiful inspiration for the well.

  3. 5 meriesa March 7, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    This is so beautiful!

  4. 7 aristotleillustroquintana March 13, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    Reblogged this on aristotleillustroquintana and commented:
    Creative and truly Inspirational.

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