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July 23, 2011 4:13 PM   Subscribe

2D Photography Rube Goldberg. SLYT. 4.13

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posted by bwg (16 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
1. Awesome
2. I think computers can't actually do some of those things with one button press - printing, etc.
3. MAN they had a lot of gorilla grips!
posted by rebent at 4:21 PM on July 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


i hope that was a sigma lens
posted by nathancaswell at 4:30 PM on July 23, 2011 [3 favorites]


I'm having trouble deciding whether these people have too much spare photography equipment, or just the right amount of photography equipment.
posted by triceryclops at 4:33 PM on July 23, 2011


That was pretty enjoyable. Be on the lookout for the OK Go references about two thirds (or so) of the way in. Four little dudes dressed in white with different colored paint splotches. Any idea how many attempts it took for this to come out right?
posted by friendlyjuan at 4:42 PM on July 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


Unbelievable.
posted by odinsdream at 5:01 PM on July 23, 2011


That's rad.

I love the smashed Creme Egg... nice touch.
posted by robcorr at 5:07 PM on July 23, 2011


That seemed like a really inefficient way to take a photograph. Have they looked into getting a consultant in there to cut costs?
posted by QuarterlyProphet at 6:22 PM on July 23, 2011 [2 favorites]


The look on the guy's face, assumedly the guy who designed the thing, at the end is fantastic.
posted by TheRedArmy at 6:23 PM on July 23, 2011


Figures that Nikon guys would be fuckin' around with equipment, rather than out takin' pitchers.

I keed, I keed!
posted by notsnot at 7:33 PM on July 23, 2011


i hope that was a sigma lens

I'm pretty sure it was one of the lens mugs you can find in a bunch of places. I definitely shuddered when they did that though.
posted by spitefulcrow at 7:59 PM on July 23, 2011


I winced when nice things tipped over and fell on the floor.
i am poor
posted by Tennyson D'San at 9:09 PM on July 23, 2011 [2 favorites]


Love me some Rub Goldberg contraptions.
posted by LoudMusic at 11:47 PM on July 23, 2011


QuarterlyProphet>That seemed like a really inefficient way to take a photograph. Have they looked into getting a consultant in there to cut costs

2500 billable hours later the process now has 14 additional steps but is at least fully documented.
posted by adamt at 11:49 PM on July 23, 2011 [3 favorites]


Oh, the sound that metal gear made. So, so good.
posted by SteelyDuran at 3:22 AM on July 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


Believe it or not, post 9-11 this is the actual process you have to go through to get a passport photo.
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:34 AM on July 24, 2011 [2 favorites]


I never get tired of these. Mario was the highlight!
posted by JBennett at 8:43 AM on July 25, 2011


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