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Gulp - the world's largest stop motion animation, shot on a Nokia N8 . Making of
posted by manny_calavera (27 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
warning: viral marketing for nokia
posted by rebent at 10:38 AM on August 11, 2011 [5 favorites]


Yes, but neat.
posted by blahblahblah at 10:39 AM on August 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


Not sure that it counts as "viral marketing" when there's a big tag on top of the YouTube page that says "More Nokia Videos" and the MeFi post says "shot on a Nokia N8."

I believe that's just called "marketing."

Also, the video is really cool regardless.
posted by eyeballkid at 10:41 AM on August 11, 2011 [3 favorites]


Complete with meaningless dark and light blue squares.
posted by humboldt32 at 10:48 AM on August 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


"viral" != "secret"

What makes it viral is they do something "amazing" and hope people send it around.
posted by DU at 10:49 AM on August 11, 2011 [2 favorites]


Shot on three Nokia N8 cameras according to the Making of video, which makes sense when your're using a very tall crane. And did you know that people have more naturalistic human joints than puppets?
posted by longsleeves at 10:49 AM on August 11, 2011


That thing is so fake. No way would could a small boat survive an explosion like that.

I will continue to buy Silent Sam, because I like the bottle. They all taste the same anyway, don't they? Particularly once you add orange juice.
posted by philip-random at 10:58 AM on August 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


So Nokia is still spending good money marketing phones featuring its Symbian^3 operating system, which by all accounts I've read is very nice to use and which the current Nokia CEO, a certain Mr. Microsoft Elop, is determined to kill. That's weird.
posted by 1adam12 at 11:06 AM on August 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


It's sort of pointless viral marketing for a lot of us since (AFAIK), no US carriers sell this phone.
posted by octothorpe at 11:15 AM on August 11, 2011


... and now I've just realized that I got Nokia confused with Absolut ... ? Never mind. I need a drink.
posted by philip-random at 11:15 AM on August 11, 2011 [3 favorites]


Nokia is done for. Think of it as a eulogy.
posted by spitbull at 11:19 AM on August 11, 2011


> It's sort of pointless viral marketing for a lot of us since (AFAIK), no US carriers sell this phone.

You can buy unlocked N8s here. It's a pretty good ad.
posted by Horselover Phattie at 11:25 AM on August 11, 2011


You can buy unlocked N8s here. It's a pretty good ad.

Yeah, one of my friends has the phone. It takes such good pictures and video that I think of it more as a camera with a phone attached to it, rather than the other way around. But of course you can play Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja on it too.
posted by wondermouse at 11:50 AM on August 11, 2011


Anyway, using sand for stop motion backgrounds is pretty cool. I've never thought to do that before.
posted by Horselover Phattie at 11:59 AM on August 11, 2011


What is the reason for using three phones? Is it due to memory or battery life?
posted by a womble is an active kind of sloth at 12:21 PM on August 11, 2011


> What is the reason for using three phones?

They merged/filtered the images in post production to get that super crisp look.
posted by Horselover Phattie at 12:25 PM on August 11, 2011


> What is the reason for using three phones?

They merged/filtered the images in post production to get that super crisp look.


Oh. Based on the "makes sense when your're using a very tall crane" comment, I figured it was because they kept dropping and breaking them.
posted by FatherDagon at 12:31 PM on August 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


From the way they were talking, I was starting to think "shot on a Nokia N8" was part of the title.

Neat! Wonder what kind of camera they used.
posted by tigrrrlily at 1:45 PM on August 11, 2011


A Canon PowerShot.
posted by Horselover Phattie at 1:53 PM on August 11, 2011


warning: viral marketing for nokia

Dammit! I wish this had been above the fold; now it's too late and I'm sitting here with a brand new Nokia phone I didn't need.

Oh well, who wants to make a stop-motion short with me?
posted by Hoopo at 2:14 PM on August 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


That's a pretty epic undertaking, but the claim of "world's largest" might not be right. I think Blu's Big Bang Boom is bigger, or at least utilizes more space.
posted by louche mustachio at 3:52 PM on August 11, 2011 [5 favorites]


Anyway, here's the "world's smallest."

Making of


It should be mentioned that these were both made by stop motion wizards Aardman Animation.
posted by louche mustachio at 3:56 PM on August 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


I liked the making of much better than the final product.
posted by blaneyphoto at 4:57 PM on August 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


I was so underwhelmed by this. Its just not very original or interesting.
posted by midnightscout at 7:36 PM on August 11, 2011


Kinda neat, but it makes me wonder why it was necessary to make it with the *biggest* stop-action set. It looks like something that you could make a lot easier, and with the same results, with a much smaller set. But then I guess you couldn't tout the Nokia phones...
posted by Rykey at 8:32 PM on August 11, 2011


Dot reminds me of the Brothers Quay by way of Little Big Planet, attacked by The Nothing from Neverending Story.

also, hah, didn't know Battles was used for the LBG trailer music
posted by FatherDagon at 8:45 PM on August 11, 2011


Something that tends to get lost in the flurry of technology and invention is that the story is paramount. It doesn't need to be a linear narrative, but keep the audience engaged somehow. This seems to be a point that gets lost with animation in particular - seeing your own creations, from your own imagination and labor moving around and doing stuff is really powerful and seductive, and it's hard to remember that not everyone is going to be amazed by your power.
posted by louche mustachio at 10:44 PM on August 11, 2011


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