WATCH: Astonishing ‘Strobe’ video uses no computer effects

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DENVER — “Strobe,” an eye-catching minute-long ad for Lexus, seems to show a single shimmering figure traversing the night time rooftops of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

But in fact, dozens of stuntmen and acrobats dressed in LED suits created the illusion. Using complex rigging and in-camera effects (no CGI, the creators say), the “illuminated man” appears to vault from rooftop to rooftop, dance across billboards, cartwheel through an empty office and even dive into a high-rise swimming pool.

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