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May 26, 2011 9:37 AM   Subscribe

Loom. (SLVimeo) (Youtube version) (Arachnophobes should definitely skip this one.) (Via)
posted by zarq (14 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
This short film took a year to create and won the Best In Show Award at SIGGRAPH 2010 last year.

Images, credits, etc., at Polynoid's website.

Trailer on Youtube.
posted by zarq at 9:38 AM on May 26, 2011


Whew. I was expecting a play through of that tedious game.
posted by k5.user at 9:39 AM on May 26, 2011


THE HORROR.

Actually, the slo-mo hideous moth thing was far more ghastly than the fat spider. Ugh, moth things.
posted by elizardbits at 9:40 AM on May 26, 2011


k5.user: "Whew. I was expecting a play through of that tedious game."

I should start playing it. May never sleep again.

Can't sleep. Spider will eat me.
posted by zarq at 9:40 AM on May 26, 2011


That was lovely. Don't know why people are so bothered by spiders. Don't particularly want them on me, per se, but watching them do what they do, especially in a lush artistic rendering, is more fascinating than horrifying.

Hell, humans watch Everybody Loves Raymond reruns, which is far more skin-crawlingly nightmarish to me, but it takes all kinds to make a world.
posted by sonascope at 10:29 AM on May 26, 2011 [1 favorite]


That was fantastic. The details are impressively accurate.
posted by dhruva at 11:02 AM on May 26, 2011


I'm not afraid of spiders, but I am a huge moth sympathizer.
posted by hermitosis at 11:32 AM on May 26, 2011


That was really beautiful.

When I was 18, a moth flew into my ear and got stuck, and I spent 4 hours in a Kaiser emergency waiting room where the intake nurse did not believe my story. When I finally got in to see a doctor, they poured liquid into my ear and vacuumed the damned moth out. 12 years later I can still hear it's wings in my nightmares. I will confess to inappropriate levels of glee at watching the moth die.
posted by Zophi at 12:04 PM on May 26, 2011 [1 favorite]


Wow, that was amazing. Count me on the spider side. The details on that were just beautiful. It is amazing how almost tender a spider can look when its about to cocoon prey. And spider silk is just... an amazing thing.
posted by strixus at 12:21 PM on May 26, 2011


Arachnophobes should definitely skip this one

I didn't have a problem with spider till the shrieky, stabby bit. Not I don't want to be left alone. But totally breathtaking.
posted by londonmark at 12:24 PM on May 26, 2011


londonmark: "I didn't have a problem with spider till the shrieky, stabby bit. Not I don't want to be left alone."

Yeah, I always think it's best to put a warning up on posts with spider-related content. Especially after reading the comments the last time I posted anything spider-related.
posted by zarq at 12:27 PM on May 26, 2011


Oh no, it's totally not your problem. I mean, you see the word spider, that's your cue right there to stay or go. Life can't all be puppies and bunnies. Sadly.
posted by londonmark at 12:32 PM on May 26, 2011


The YouTube link appears to be kaput.
posted by thomas j wise at 2:45 PM on May 26, 2011


That was beautiful and awe-inspiring. But then, I can find something cool in just about every life-form (other than certain Bushes, but that's another thing entirely).
posted by kinnakeet at 7:16 PM on May 26, 2011


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