Posted by: daveed | July 2, 2008

Off the wall

This is quite possibly the greatest video I’ve ever seen on YouTube. What an astonishingly creative project that serves as a reminder there’s cool and then there’s sublimely cool. Enough words. Just watch.

Check out the high res version, too.

Hat tip to Q’ner Industries.

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  1. DEAR DAVID-MAZELTOAST N FELICIDADES! OUR BEST WISHES TO YOUR ENDEAVOUR! THE ‘off the wall’ PIECE MAY INDEED HAVE BEEN A MOST CREATIVE BIT, BUT I COULD NOT TAKE THE JUMPING CAMERA TECHNIQUE FOR TOO LONG WITHOUT DEVELOPING A MIGRAINE. SO PLEASE ADVISE THIS OLD FART: WHY WOULD A FILM MAKER DECIDE TO EMPLOY THIS STYLE, AND WHAT KIND OF RESPONSE MIGHT HE OR SHE BE HOPING TO ELICIT?

    ur bewilderd unkl

  2. Hey, thanks!

    As far as I know, this was an urban beautification project using graffiti-type wall art. The stop-motion must’ve required days, if not weeks of shooting in order to trace the progression of the artwork and turn it into the amazing animation you see here.

    My response to it is one of wonder, especially at the dedication and meticulousness of the effort. It brings to live in a whole new what a part of the urban landscape that thousands of people probably walked by without a second thought. And only until every meaningful stroke and blur is captured frame-by-frame, does it have a cohesiveness.

    And just as interesting as the animation itself is the ever-changing background; light angles, occasional vehicles or pedestrians, random debris and drifting shadows.


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