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WAY too much coffee...! (or perhaps some other more interesting drug?)
January 4, 2013 4:39 AM   Subscribe

Jake Fried creates animation. In this particular case he utilizes only coffee, whiteout, and ink, layering the drawing in successive images to create a retro/psychedelic trip. I give you "The Deep End"

More here.

(I would suggest that the use of carefully chosen recreational drugs might be appropriate just prior to viewing, but that would be irresponsible of me.)
posted by HuronBob (20 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

 
I would suggest that the use of carefully chosen recreational drugs might be appropriate just prior to viewing

Uh, that video is its own recreational drug. Awesome, thanks.
posted by Rykey at 4:42 AM on January 4, 2013


I think I have something stuck in my pineal eye...
posted by R. Schlock at 4:49 AM on January 4, 2013


Jake Fried creates animation.

eponysterical.... coffee's one hell of a drug.
posted by not_on_display at 4:50 AM on January 4, 2013


Cool
posted by brevator at 5:03 AM on January 4, 2013


I like these a lot, but find the constant shakiness a little distracting. Great sounds too.
posted by orme at 5:08 AM on January 4, 2013


I like these a lot, but find the constant shakiness a little distracting. Great sounds too.

I noticed the movement as well, I suspect it's the result of not being able to create a stable equipment environment. Time lapse is difficult to manage on the cheap.

As for the sound, it was perfect, so subtle that, frequently, it was really on the edge of awareness.
posted by HuronBob at 5:23 AM on January 4, 2013


Reminds me of Rinpa Eshidan.

Youtube channel.

Which includes things like this and this.
posted by tychotesla at 5:23 AM on January 4, 2013


Beautiful drawings.
(The movement was mesmerizing me - I had to struggle to keep my eyes focused.)
posted by AnnElk at 6:24 AM on January 4, 2013


I would suggest that the use of carefully chosen recreational drugs might be appropriate just prior to viewing

/licks frog/
posted by facetious at 6:33 AM on January 4, 2013


I enjoy the art quite a bit, the sound is frustrating. I wish people like this guy, Svankmajer and a few others who put effects gratingly high in the mix would have just omitted sound altogether or put a song over top of their work.
posted by cloeburner at 6:39 AM on January 4, 2013


Blu is another example of someone whose tremendous art is detracted from by their hideous sound work.
posted by cloeburner at 6:40 AM on January 4, 2013


Wow! Thanks.
posted by mareli at 7:40 AM on January 4, 2013


More drugz
posted by growabrain at 8:48 AM on January 4, 2013


I enjoy the art quite a bit, the sound is frustrating. I wish people like this guy, Svankmajer and a few others who put effects gratingly high in the mix would have just omitted sound altogether or put a song over top of their work.

Serious question: can you adjust the volume? When I click a link for video or music, I almost always turn the volume down until I get an idea of what's playing, then turn up until it's comfortable. In this case, it's not like the SFX are drowning the dialogue...

I would really like to know more about Fried's workflow, anyone have links that explain how he does this? I know it's frame by frame... more curious about the camera, lighting, and how the layers come together...
posted by dubold at 9:30 AM on January 4, 2013


I like these a lot, but find the constant shakiness a little distracting.

I noticed the movement as well, I suspect it's the result of not being able to create a stable equipment environment.


Maybe, but it looks purposely done to me, like the artist is using it to emphasize the movement in the piece.
posted by orme at 9:55 AM on January 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


here's something delightfully similar in claymation
posted by Redhush at 12:44 PM on January 4, 2013


carefully chosen recreational drugs might be appropriate

After seeing the video, think I wouldn't wanna go there.
posted by Twang at 1:56 PM on January 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


facetious: "I would suggest that the use of carefully chosen recreational drugs might be appropriate just prior to viewing

/licks frog/
"

::licks facetious::

I can't afford a frog. Don't judge me...
posted by Splunge at 1:59 PM on January 4, 2013


Metafilter Because: I can't afford a frog
posted by HuronBob at 2:59 PM on January 4, 2013


I liked the sound.
posted by speicus at 2:59 AM on January 5, 2013


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