Noclip
December 18, 2013 2:10 PM   Subscribe

"Noclip" is a fake trailer, for a movie that, for now, is not going to be made, about the incredible power of its characters to defy the physics of the world they live in, almost as if they were cheating a videogame.
posted by Lorc (30 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

 
Wasn't that the plot of 'Heroes?
posted by UseyurBrain at 2:27 PM on December 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


I thought this was the premise of The Matrix.

I like the animation style.
posted by dazed_one at 2:29 PM on December 18, 2013


Someone in the audience has to type in the third word on page 5 of the instruction booklet before the movie can start.
posted by dr_dank at 2:32 PM on December 18, 2013 [13 favorites]


This is pretty. Not sure if there's much story there, though, at least there's not much visible in the trailer.
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 2:37 PM on December 18, 2013


should be called idspispopd, sequel should be called noclip
posted by nathancaswell at 2:37 PM on December 18, 2013 [3 favorites]


Porntipsguzzardo

Rated NC-17
posted by overeducated_alligator at 2:49 PM on December 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Or is it a real trailer for a fake movie?
posted by mrnutty at 3:07 PM on December 18, 2013


It's not a real trailer, or it would give away absolutely everything that happens in the movie.
posted by Sing Or Swim at 3:14 PM on December 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


glitteringprizes
posted by gilrain at 3:15 PM on December 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Well, worth a shot.
posted by gilrain at 3:15 PM on December 18, 2013


should be called idspispopd, sequel should be called no clip

Damn you! I'm too slow being back in GMT+8.
posted by Talez at 3:18 PM on December 18, 2013


I'd settle for toggleable notarget.
posted by Pope Guilty at 3:38 PM on December 18, 2013


Cool tune. Band by the name of Pornophonique.
posted by laconic skeuomorph at 3:42 PM on December 18, 2013 [2 favorites]


↑ ↑ ↓ ↓ ← → ← → B A B A
posted by joelf at 3:46 PM on December 18, 2013


↑ ↑ ↓ ↓ ← → ← → B A B A

Get your significant other's consent before entering this code.
posted by Pope Guilty at 3:52 PM on December 18, 2013


How is BABA made?
posted by chavenet at 4:22 PM on December 18, 2013


This is definitely the plot of my semi infamous self-published web novel, only I went on to point out that it's not very much fun to play the game with the cheat codes on all the time.
posted by localroger at 4:45 PM on December 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


That's why you would use idkfa instead of iddqd.
posted by ersatz at 4:56 PM on December 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


I thought this was the premise of The Matrix.

Both the premise and the animation style remind me of one of my favorite animated shorts ever -- an Animatrix segment called "Beyond." It's about what might happen if you ever stumbled into an unstable area of the Matrix full of surreal "glitches" in the fabric of reality. "Noclip" might never be, but in the meantime this short is a dead ringer for it -- whimsical and beautiful (and mildly creepy).
posted by Rhaomi at 5:06 PM on December 18, 2013 [3 favorites]


I want this to be a feature film so bad.
posted by Sokka shot first at 5:26 PM on December 18, 2013


Looks sort of like Jamie Hewlett meets Eric Chahi. Like.
posted by Catblack at 5:26 PM on December 18, 2013


Man, that scene with the dancing... Gah. If someone could actually fit a story into this aesthetic, it would definitely be something I'd want to see.
posted by ErWenn at 5:33 PM on December 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Oh, that's lovely animation. I was casting about for a kickstarter or indiegogo link as soon as the video finished. It brought to mind Dennou Coil as recounted by Gorillaz for me.
posted by lucidium at 6:03 PM on December 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


+1 to hearing and seeing some Gorillaz influence. Not really clear on what this is otherwise, but looks cool.
posted by Mid at 6:18 PM on December 18, 2013


Seconding Beyond, totally awesome.
posted by odinsdream at 6:31 PM on December 18, 2013


You'll notice a lot of the content of the trailer is from Eva Figueroa López's Show Reel from earlier this year (also on Vimeo), including some of the most "video game in real life" clips and one particular odd transition (girl on lamppost to pancake flipping). Either this is a project she's been working on for some time or it's just a hellagood expanded Audition Reel.
posted by oneswellfoop at 6:44 PM on December 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


The funny thing is games don't have cheat codes anymore. Why give away cheat codes for free when you can charge for them via microtransactions?
posted by zixyer at 10:15 PM on December 18, 2013


The funny thing is games don't have cheat codes anymore. Why give away cheat codes for free when you can charge for them via microtransactions?

Among other loathesome aspects of Clive Barker's Jericho was having to call in and give your game's code in order to unlock cheat codes. Several people reported unannounced phone bill charges for it.
posted by Pope Guilty at 10:34 PM on December 18, 2013


This can actually happen IRL! In theory, but so improbable that you might as well say impossible.
I forgot the general science book it was in (maybe The Elegant Universe?).
There was a section about how if you keep tapping a wall with your hand, there is tiny buy >0 chance that all the atoms in your hand and the wall line up perfectly and pass through each other without any ?electromagnetic/gravity? effect on any surrounding atom.

The other takeaway I remember was that we never actually touch anything. It's the EM/gravity that actually does the grabbing, holding, hitting, touching.

Or I am just imagining the above and pulled it out of my ass (I have been known to do that-but not on purpose)
posted by MrMulan at 12:41 PM on December 19, 2013


Solid matter is held together by electronic interaction between the outer shell electrons of the individual atoms. For practical purposes those form a continuous field. Two solid pieces of matter cannot pass through one another regardless of their orientation because the atoms would be much closer together than this electronic interaction allows. "Touch" is the interaction of two such massed continuous fields repelling one another.

If you want to be picky about it "solid matter" is mostly empty space, but it's empty space filled with electric fields that make it act like a unified object so from our perspective calling this mostly empty space thing solid makes sense, as it acts quite different from space that is completely empty.
posted by localroger at 1:47 PM on December 19, 2013


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