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Awesome stop-motion miniature car chase videos
June 14, 2013 8:44 AM   Subscribe

YouTube user LUXE37 makes awesome miniature car chase videos.
posted by KokuRyu (22 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite

 
That was Tarantino-level storytelling. Awesome.
posted by odinsdream at 8:52 AM on June 14, 2013 [1 favorite]


YES.
posted by mdonley at 8:57 AM on June 14, 2013 [1 favorite]


How does he get the sound effects so perfect? It strikes me as something that would be much harder than it looks. Awesome. So much fun.
posted by RokkitNite at 9:03 AM on June 14, 2013 [2 favorites]


I thought there would be more hugs ... but this was fun too.
posted by phoque at 9:08 AM on June 14, 2013 [1 favorite]


Mods need to fix spelling. I had visions of little care workers chasing old people who don't want to take their medicine.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 9:16 AM on June 14, 2013


Oh rats!
posted by KokuRyu at 9:18 AM on June 14, 2013


Changed "care" to "car". And these are awesome. Carry on.
posted by cortex at 9:21 AM on June 14, 2013 [2 favorites]


cortex: need to fix title and url also?
posted by joshwa at 9:30 AM on June 14, 2013


The colour palette, the softness of the video and the blurred motion give it a great retro look.
posted by maudlin at 9:32 AM on June 14, 2013 [1 favorite]


I noticed a lack of concern by the authorities for the civilian casualties caused by this car chase.
posted by zzazazz at 9:36 AM on June 14, 2013 [2 favorites]


The colour palette, the softness of the video and the blurred motion give it a great retro look.

He also used Tomica's extremely awesome Limited Edition series (aimed at "grown-up" collectors, and changed up every year).

I love Tomica cars. Super cheap, super detailed, such high quality, unlike anything at Toys 'R Us.
posted by KokuRyu at 9:49 AM on June 14, 2013 [1 favorite]


I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT JOSHWA

*jumps in tiny car, stutters around corner and out of sight*
posted by cortex at 9:50 AM on June 14, 2013 [1 favorite]


So, were the firetrucks taking their time because they don't want to save bad guys?
posted by mareli at 9:51 AM on June 14, 2013


Don't leave before the awesome explosion.
posted by achrise at 10:09 AM on June 14, 2013


No, dude. You hear the bell, hear them run into their trucks, doors close, just takes time.

This is awesome.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 10:28 AM on June 14, 2013


This is fucking great.
posted by brundlefly at 10:31 AM on June 14, 2013


It's wonderful how digital cameras have elevated stop-motion from an oft-derided, sparsely used effect into a language for the masses.
posted by Chinese Jet Pilot at 11:08 AM on June 14, 2013 [1 favorite]


Does anyone know what scale the cars are? They look to me like they're Hot Wheel/Matchbox size but the level of detail and the correctness of the proportions make me think they're bigger. In any case, awesome movie and an impressive collection of mid-70s Japanese cars.
posted by doctor_negative at 11:40 AM on June 14, 2013


And my question was answered upthread:

He also used Tomica's extremely awesome Limited Edition series (aimed at "grown-up" collectors, and changed up every year).

posted by doctor_negative at 11:41 AM on June 14, 2013 [1 favorite]


I was thinking about the sound, and I wonder if it wouldn't be easier to put together the sound, however, and then make the animation to match up with it.
posted by rebent at 1:57 PM on June 14, 2013


RokkitNite: How does he get the sound effects so perfect? It strikes me as something that would be much harder than it looks. Awesome. So much fun.
The same way cartoons get the mouth movements right: they use the sound to time the action, not the other way around. (Oh - what rebent said.)
posted by IAmBroom at 3:42 PM on June 14, 2013


A gallery of the Tomica cars.
posted by doctor_negative at 5:19 PM on June 14, 2013 [1 favorite]


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