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Flip Book Gangnam Style
January 30, 2013 8:26 AM   Subscribe

Flip Book Gangnam Style
posted by josher71 (24 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
Holy. Shit. That is a lot of effort. And a really good job at getting the exact right level of detail while keeping the image clean. My particular favourite detail is the crotch bulge in the elevator, which appears and disappears with every thrust.
posted by Homeboy Trouble at 8:42 AM on January 30, 2013 [3 favorites]


So I suppose the logical next step will be for someone with way too much time on his/her hands to do a full ASCII animation, a la the classic Star Wars version at www.asciimation.co.nz.
posted by Creosote at 8:44 AM on January 30, 2013


I hate when people have talents.
posted by the jam at 8:47 AM on January 30, 2013 [4 favorites]


Very well done.

>So I suppose the logical next step will be for someone with way too much time on his/her hands to do a full ASCII animation

Or step further into the past and do a Gangnam Style/Bayeux Tapestry mashup.
posted by mosk at 8:53 AM on January 30, 2013 [5 favorites]


Obwhoa: Whoa.
posted by MartinWisse at 8:53 AM on January 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


Oh, I love it when artists are decried (even ever so softly) as having "too much time on their hands" while the rest of us get on with far, far more productive and important jobs.

This is a beautiful idea and really well executed. And it shows a lot of effort and mastery. Thanks for sharing the link.
posted by salishsea at 8:54 AM on January 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


People are awesome.

And HOLY MOTHER OF MARY. The effort!
posted by MuffinMan at 8:55 AM on January 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


I would not be even slightly disappointed to learn that had been digitally rotoscoped in B&W then printed, and finally coloured in by hand.
posted by seanmpuckett at 9:04 AM on January 30, 2013 [2 favorites]


Ghostbusters Style
posted by drezdn at 9:13 AM on January 30, 2013 [3 favorites]


Metafilter: my particular favourite detail is the crotch bulge in the elevator
posted by drlith at 9:17 AM on January 30, 2013 [8 favorites]


I would not be even slightly disappointed to learn that had been digitally rotoscoped in B&W then printed, and finally coloured in by hand.

Isn't that interesting? I wouldn't, either, (in fact, that's how I assume it was done) because the alternative is actually kind of horrifying.

But, so, this is a brilliant idea and well-executed, but there's sort of a pretense in there that it's a flipbook in the sense of what a flipbook is. In some sense it's really just a nice rotoscoping of the video, with a manual component artificially added to evoke different connotations.

And that itself is part of the brilliance of the idea, in that it multiplies a thousandfold the perceived effort involved. I'm not hating -- it's neat.
posted by gurple at 9:22 AM on January 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


a Gangnam Style/Bayeux Tapestry mashup

"Heeeeey! Norman Bastard!"
posted by GenjiandProust at 9:52 AM on January 30, 2013 [5 favorites]


WHY the hell would you do such a thing and then record it on a shitty low-res phone camera? WHY?
posted by Happy Dave at 9:56 AM on January 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


So mr. ambrosia lurks here. I hear him playing "Gangnam Style" in his home office, and I pop my head in to yank his chain about being so cutting edge with his K-Pop and everything, and then....whoah.
posted by ambrosia at 10:08 AM on January 30, 2013


The elevator bit never gets old.
posted by jquinby at 10:37 AM on January 30, 2013 [3 favorites]


whooooooooooooa!

(though my editor brain wants to sync up the music and animation better, which makes me go AT LEAST THEY CAN MAKE THAT WHAT CAN YOU DO)
posted by divabat at 10:55 AM on January 30, 2013


WHY the hell would you do such a thing and then record it on a shitty low-res phone camera? WHY?

If you have to ask...

Because the crude "I did it in my bedroom" aesthetic is what makes it worth watching.

And besides, high quality recordings are unkind to low-res content. One of the interesting things about new digital remasters of analogue television shows is how much more detail it shows than expected. Wall notices containing boilerplate nonsense text in the background (because the set builders knew they'd be unreadable on old standard def analog television) are suddenly perfectly readable. In Star Trek TNG you can now see the saw marks on the edges of styrofoam props like shuttlecraft doors.

Using a lousy camera makes this guy's drawing look a lot better because your imagination provides the missing detail.
posted by George_Spiggott at 11:05 AM on January 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


imagination provides the missing detail

speaking of good band names.....
posted by Hicksu at 11:23 AM on January 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


The original is now over 1.25 billion views on YouTube.
posted by Wordshore at 12:06 PM on January 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


because the alternative is actually kind of horrifying.

No doubt. My hand actually started cramping in sympathy pain just watching it just now.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 2:44 PM on January 30, 2013


This was awesome!

Anyone else getting flashbacks that A-Ha video?
posted by Peevish at 4:40 PM on January 30, 2013 [2 favorites]


So, if you'll allow me, I'll ignore what has been said about rotoscoping and printing - I like my jaw agape, please.
posted by Riton at 8:24 PM on January 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


One of the interesting things about new digital remasters of analogue television shows is how much more detail it shows than expected. Wall notices containing boilerplate nonsense text in the background (because the set builders knew they'd be unreadable on old standard def analog television) are suddenly perfectly readable. In Star Trek TNG you can now see the saw marks on the edges of styrofoam props like shuttlecraft doors.

Is there a tumblr or something where people post that stuff? That sounds fascinating.
posted by oulipian at 10:51 PM on January 30, 2013


The elevator bit never gets old.

They're on Mars, now.
posted by Wordshore at 2:05 PM on January 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


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