20,000 wanted for "Big Shot" Arlington photo

The City of Arlington has been selected to be the subject of the 2013 "Big Shot" by the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).

Since the Institute is located in Rochester, N. Y., the hometown of Kodak, it is no surprise that photography is a specialty at RIT. The college is noted for a technique known as “painting with light.”

The technique is utilized to snap time lapse nighttime photos of world landmarks. They dub these photos “Big Shots

The subject they have selected for their 2013 “Big Shot” is Cowboys Stadium.

In order to “paint” something as huge as the Stadium with light, RIT organizers say it will take a minimum of 5,000 people with flashlights, although they are hoping to recruit as many as 20,000 volunteers.

Participants are asked to wear black clothing, comfortable shoes, bring a flashlight (no laser pointers) and assemble at the Stadium at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 23. In return for two hours of service, each participant will receive a digital copy of this, the 28th annual “Big Shot.” Big shot T-shirts and hard copies of the photo will be available for sale.

To become part of the “Big Shot,” volunteers are required to pre-register on the RIT website. Volunteers will be given team assignments so as to bathe the entire Stadium in light.

RIT has as it’s goal, the creation of a new category for the Guinness World Book of Records.