Slightly different than the one on Ally McBeal
March 21, 2014 4:28 PM   Subscribe

That actually made me feel slightly nauseous to watch, and the combo of uncanny movements and music ran a chill up my spine. Wow.
posted by gusandrews at 4:46 PM on March 21

David Lynch's Ally McBeal.
posted by bionic.junkie at 5:13 PM on March 21 [3 favorites]

looks like amazing animation and modeling for the 3 seconds I managed to watch before I had to turn it off. gah...
posted by Jon_Evil at 5:20 PM on March 21 [3 favorites]

Yes, I'm macabre but you know you need this
And the knowledge is growing, just like a fetus
Or a tumor but here's the rumor
dancing baby's in the neighborhood and he's up to no good!
posted by ActingTheGoat at 5:24 PM on March 21 [1 favorite]

yes I am creeped out
I didn't watch long enough to see whether they twerked
but that's something I wouldn't want to see because I could never not see it again
posted by janey47 at 5:41 PM on March 21

Live footage from the Silent Hill disco.
posted by Ursula Hitler at 5:41 PM on March 21 [4 favorites]

Seriously, MeFi is going all RDJ tonight.
posted by grumpybear69 at 5:45 PM on March 21 [1 favorite]

"Classic concept" and "dancing baby" should not be in the same world, let alone the same sentence.
posted by allthinky at 5:45 PM on March 21 [3 favorites]

This and the tarantula. For God's sake, people, GO OUTSIDE.
posted by maryr at 5:46 PM on March 21 [5 favorites]

I got 14 seconds into that before I was sufficiently creeped out to decided I really, really didn't want to see what came next.
posted by jacquilynne at 6:02 PM on March 21

This looks like proof of concept for a new musical version of "It's Alive."
posted by Flexagon at 6:07 PM on March 21 [1 favorite]

I'd appreciate more warning next time. This isn't a new twist on anything other than my stomach.
posted by festivus at 6:16 PM on March 21

After reading the comments here, I sat through it waiting for it to get creepy and it never did. It was just dull. Y'all are big babies.
posted by Jacqueline at 6:28 PM on March 21 [7 favorites]

ahahahaha this is awesome! i don't know where the rest of you are living with your brains on some planet that is not interested in cool stuff but this is something that is worth enjoying because on account of the fact that it's a thing that is great
posted by rebent at 6:34 PM on March 21 [1 favorite]

It could never be as gross as the original dancing baby. At least nobody is asking me to think it's cute or touching or funny.

I have flames on the side of my face hatred for the original dancing baby and all it stands for. YMMV.
posted by louche mustachio at 6:47 PM on March 21 [3 favorites]

This is what SCP-173 does in its spare time.
posted by cosmic.osmo at 6:47 PM on March 21 [6 favorites]

Y'all are big babies.


posted by louche mustachio at 6:51 PM on March 21 [14 favorites]

No really, it's nightmare fuel.
posted by bleep at 7:36 PM on March 21

Umm. Women who've had miscarriages may not appreciate this. The way the babies are imaged will hit way too close to home, and it's deliberate.
posted by Slap*Happy at 8:10 PM on March 21 [1 favorite]

Well, that concept didn't age very well, did it.

What discomforts me about this is not the eeriness of empty eye sockets but the dissonance between the disfigured babies and the totally harmless music. Not sure what exactly it is, but it's trying too hard.
posted by quoquo at 8:14 PM on March 21

WHEP not co-sleeping tonight. nope. nope. nope.
posted by thsmchnekllsfascists at 8:18 PM on March 21 [2 favorites]

Ally McBeal saw one when her biological clock was acting up, right?

So what the hell do these represent
posted by Ray Walston, Luck Dragon at 8:36 PM on March 21

posted by Greg Nog at 8:46 PM on March 21 [1 favorite]

posted by sparklemotion at 9:11 PM on March 21

There's a still on Kanda's site, but it's also worth noting that Arca produced both of fka Twigs' EPs and Kanda directed at least one of the videos (he's credited for "Water Me," but a few others, especially "How's That," look like his work).
posted by Merzbau at 9:26 PM on March 21

Possibly influenced by Renaldo & the Loaf? Or maybe not. In either case, there's a dearth of R&tL music videos on the youtube, which is a cryin shame - though at least there's a grand amount of tunes to swing around with your larvae to.

why yes I've been thinking of doing a R&tL post for some time now. why do you ask? I really don't mean to hijack this thread and hopefully it's been up long enough that I don't. I'm just grateful no one mentioned how "Residents" the video is, because even though Renaldo & Ted the Loaf came after the Eyeball Band, they were always the group with records that could merit repeat listenings to my addled teenaged (an onwards!) ears. the similarities to the posted video struck me somewhere between my hambu and my hodu, my struvé and my sneff.
posted by item at 10:11 PM on March 21 [3 favorites]

Waxy babies whut spent too long in the pickle brine.
posted by benzenedream at 10:17 PM on March 21 [1 favorite]

You people and your judgmental ways. Enforcing narrow appearance and dancing norms on babies. Can't you see that they are all rotten, even the cute ones?
posted by srboisvert at 10:17 PM on March 21 [2 favorites]

This is what happens when you choose the wrong doll.
posted by Mr. Yuck at 10:21 PM on March 21

Fun to watch, but definitely derivative of Chris Cunningham's work.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:48 PM on March 21

Umm. Women who've had miscarriages may not appreciate this.

Yeah, I thought the Right-to-Lifers had gone all avant garde in their latest campaign materials.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 2:32 AM on March 22 [1 favorite]

I liked it
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 2:38 AM on March 22

That was fun, thanks the for link!

Similar to what Cunningham seems to go for, but just because few do the slick creepy doesn't necessarily mean it's derivative methinks.
posted by monocultured at 3:51 AM on March 22

I'm almost positive this is not cgi. Those are dancers in plastic suits.
posted by empath at 4:43 AM on March 22

[Added a little warning after convo with OP ]
posted by taz at 6:49 AM on March 22

Creepy. I think at least some of the motion capture data was adapted from Mikiko and Perfume.
posted by mariokrat at 7:08 AM on March 22 [1 favorite]

Especially the bit around 0:00:40..
posted by mariokrat at 7:10 AM on March 22

Metafilter: [Possibly disturbing]
posted by Fizz at 7:58 AM on March 22 [1 favorite]

Now I'M hooked on a feeling.
posted by Uther Bentrazor at 8:02 AM on March 22

possibly disturbing?

Creepy as hell, I say
posted by Fists O'Fury at 8:05 AM on March 22

I'm almost positive this is not cgi. Those are dancers in plastic suits.

I was thinking that too - the way the image distorts looks a lot like the weirdness was added as a post process. Can't say for sure though, there's a lot of different ways it could have been done.
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 10:46 AM on March 22

I've only seen it referred to as an "animation" in other posts, and his other work is CGI, so I was basing it off that.
posted by codacorolla at 1:04 PM on March 22

I have no doubt it's CGI. The movements look too deliberately simple and artificial, like the kind you'd see in a bad student film (not saying that Kanda's work is bad, far from it, just that I think this is the kind of aesthetic he's going for). I've been kind of half-heartedly working on a post taking a look at this kind of primitive (geometry pun har har) CGI in recent music videos; I'll try and put it up soon.
posted by Merzbau at 2:43 PM on March 22

Yeah, it's a trendy aesthetic at the moment. Reminded me of The video for Brats, by Liars.
posted by codacorolla at 4:08 PM on March 22

Thanks, that's a perfect example! I dunno how I missed that video; I loved WIXIW. "Trendy" is definitely the word for it now that Kanye's doing it too.
posted by Merzbau at 6:43 PM on March 22

Neither one of those looks like the linked video, IMO. That's more obvious that it's CGI in both cases.
posted by empath at 6:31 AM on March 23

Dat sub surface scattering.
posted by Scoo at 6:21 AM on March 24

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