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Tchaikovsky Timelapse
May 13, 2012 6:03 AM   Subscribe

Tchaikovsky Timelapse manually snapped frames in-between the frames the animator intended to use, in order to capture the animation process in action. Not sure if the actual time-lapse has been released, but more on the elaborate production of it is available here.
posted by gman (14 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
Mefites: PLEASE look past the misspelling of "patience" in the link. I almost did not.
posted by TangerineGurl at 6:27 AM on May 13, 2012


This is startlingly cool, the way the figure comes alive even as we see it's being manipulated. Beautifully eerie.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 6:42 AM on May 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


I got really excited because I thought this said Tarkofsky Timelapse. Then I realize it said Tchaikovsky Timelapse and realized that I could stay excited.

Russians media! <3
posted by Fizz at 6:51 AM on May 13, 2012


That video is utterly fantastic, but oh I do wish some kindly mod would get together with gman and rewrite the FPP so as to make a lick of sense. I think many more people would watch and enjoy this terrific video if they FPP actually described what it does.
posted by yoink at 6:57 AM on May 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


Animators have great patients, they defiantly do.
posted by sour cream at 7:04 AM on May 13, 2012 [2 favorites]


Yoink, you're not making any sense to me. The wording is fine and explains what's in the animation.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:05 AM on May 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


Nothing wrong with the FPP - it took me a second to put two and two together, after starting to watch the video.

That being said, it's beautiful and amazing. I've always sort of wondered if animators had some sort of tricks they used to save time. Doesn't look like it - every nuance, every fold of cloth, all slowly and carefully addressed.

Defiantly patent, indeed.
posted by Xoebe at 10:10 AM on May 13, 2012


It's absolutely gorgeous, and I find every single variant spelling on the Vimeo page to be utterly charming. Defiantly.
posted by maudlin at 10:24 AM on May 13, 2012


I've animated both drawn and cg, but as far I'm concerned stop motion is sorcery. Imagine working without 'undo'! Straight ahead, no rough pass, no tweakings, no 'oh I'll fix that hand later'.

(I have no patients, no patients at all).
posted by Erasmouse at 10:54 AM on May 13, 2012


This is delightful.
posted by odinsdream at 11:32 AM on May 13, 2012


I wonder if this is what some people imagine when they think of God.
posted by odinsdream at 3:26 PM on May 13, 2012


Nothing wrong with the FPP - it took me a second to put two and two together, after starting to watch the video.

The fact that it begins to make sense only after watching the video was pretty much my point.
posted by yoink at 4:55 PM on May 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


This is pretty damn cool.

It is also, somehow, pinging my uncanny valley creepometer.

Now I want to see this done in reverse, with animated figures posing real humans.
posted by cmyk at 5:13 PM on May 13, 2012


[Seriously, metacommentary to metatalk if you really need to talk about it. Otherwise it's okay to just quietly dislike the framing of a thread instead of making a thing of it.]
posted by cortex at 7:30 PM on May 13, 2012


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