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February 2, 2011 10:37 PM   Subscribe

Robo-rainbow. SLV. That is all.
posted by Ahab (23 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
This is like something out of a Jean-Pierre Jeunet flick. Love it.
posted by gwint at 10:47 PM on February 2, 2011


Neat.

I seem to recall a much more portable robotic spraypaint delivery system that could print messages on the ground. Can't find it now. Anyone?
posted by Sys Rq at 10:49 PM on February 2, 2011


Whoa, that’s a paint rainbow all the way. Robo-rainbow, oh my god.
posted by benzenedream at 10:50 PM on February 2, 2011 [2 favorites]


That was a nice piece of film-making.
posted by Bushmiller at 10:55 PM on February 2, 2011


I normally dislike posts of a SLV where I have no or little idea of what the link is actually about. I started with that position on this post, but something made me check it out and I am glad I did. Lovely and creative film of a paint rainbow. Well worth watching. Thanks for posting, Ahab.
posted by vac2003 at 11:07 PM on February 2, 2011


That is all.

Your'e certainly right about that.
posted by ReeMonster at 11:15 PM on February 2, 2011


Robo vandal.
posted by Chuffy at 11:35 PM on February 2, 2011


A one-pwn trikey.
posted by pracowity at 11:57 PM on February 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


This video is useless without an Instructable...

(Actually, it's pretty cool on its own, too.)
posted by disillusioned at 11:58 PM on February 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


I love it!!
posted by IndigoRain at 12:09 AM on February 3, 2011


No need for an instructable. This is perfectly doable without any of the electronics. Scrap wood, chunks of something heavy, rubber bands.

Consider me working on a completely mechanical scale version this weekend.
posted by Dr. Curare at 12:27 AM on February 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


what does it mean?
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 4:33 AM on February 3, 2011


Half of me is going "that's so cool!" whilst the other half is going "graffiti!". Ah, internal struggles, don't you love thursdays.
posted by TrinsicWS at 4:37 AM on February 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


I seem to recall a much more portable robotic spraypaint delivery system that could print messages on the ground. Can't find it now. Anyone?
posted by Sys Rq at 1:49 AM


This it?
posted by orme at 5:19 AM on February 3, 2011


I seem to recall a much more portable robotic spraypaint delivery system that could print messages on the ground. Can't find it now. Anyone?
posted by Sys Rq at 1:49 AM


then the marketing clones at nike ripped it off depoliticising it and turning it into another parasitic sales channel.
posted by davemee at 5:42 AM on February 3, 2011


Why so complicated? A long stick wouldn't get as many vimeo views?

Also, when when WHEN will the trend of showing meaningless closeups end? Show me a context. What does it do, first of all, and where are these parts attached?
posted by DU at 6:00 AM on February 3, 2011


Jesus fuck, skip to the last TWO SECONDS of the video to see the point.
posted by odinsdream at 8:44 AM on February 3, 2011 [3 favorites]


Also, when when WHEN will the trend of showing meaningless closeups end? Show me a context. What does it do, first of all, and where are these parts attached?

There is context--it starts with closeups which start to piece together in your head up to the final shot. It's a valid form of story telling.
posted by hanoixan at 9:01 AM on February 3, 2011


It's a valid form of story telling.

It's called the "click-scene," and it happens in many if not most, action movies from westerns to science fiction. Before the big battle, there's a closeup montage of buckles and latches and metal parts being inserted, snapped, and locked in place. Then, finally, the shot of the warrior in full regalia, then onto the decisive victory.
posted by StickyCarpet at 9:20 AM on February 3, 2011 [6 favorites]


This is awesome!
posted by maortiz at 11:09 AM on February 3, 2011


Eh, 90% of this was just over the top gratuitous shots of some dude's bike. Someone just wanted to show off their fancy camera.

The payoff was great, though.
posted by keep_evolving at 11:55 AM on February 3, 2011


This it?

YES!!!

then the marketing clones at nike ripped it off depoliticising it and turning it into another parasitic sales channel.

NO!!!
posted by Sys Rq at 11:00 PM on February 3, 2011


It's called the "click-scene," and it happens in many if not most, action movies from westerns to science fiction. Before the big battle, there's a closeup montage of buckles and latches and metal parts being inserted, snapped, and locked in place. Then, finally, the shot of the warrior in full regalia, then onto the decisive victory.

I call that a CHiPs, myself. (Not to be confused with "CHiPs shot," the comically cliche freeze-frame-of-protagonists-laughing-at-final-punchline-while-end-credits-roll.)
posted by Sys Rq at 11:17 PM on February 3, 2011


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