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July 20, 2003 2:03 PM   Subscribe

This animation freaks me out. And now it will freak you out too! via the everlasting blort
posted by jonson (29 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
While the style is pretty standard through most of the animations, at least in the archives on the site, it's damned engaging everytime. Very hypnotic. Totally rad.
posted by eyeballkid at 2:16 PM on July 20, 2003


It's like what I would see when I closed my eyes after dropping acid. I mean, um, it's like what I would have imagined seeing......I mean.....Drugs are bad. Trust me, I would know....nevermind.
posted by elwoodwiles at 2:30 PM on July 20, 2003


Cheers for that! Enjoyed finding patterns then losing them. I also had the advantage of being freaked out before viewing...
posted by Busithoth at 2:35 PM on July 20, 2003


hrm, downloaded the SCR... I remember when you could actualy trust that software you downloaded wasn't going to report everything you did back to some evil data harvesting site.

Any idea if these screen savers have spyware or the like?
posted by delmoi at 2:45 PM on July 20, 2003


It's the animated version of "Bolero"
posted by duckstab at 2:50 PM on July 20, 2003


i wouldn't worry about spyware here. presstube is james patterson's personal site, no real corporate / marketing affiliations. just pretty much fine art.
posted by badzen at 3:04 PM on July 20, 2003


The animated version of Bolero. This was on The Movie Channel when I was a kid, and I was frightened.
posted by inksyndicate at 3:07 PM on July 20, 2003


check out his other and (in my opinion) more impressive work at insertsilence
posted by atom128 at 3:12 PM on July 20, 2003


Hmm, looked like a bad rip-off of Yellow Submarine to me.
posted by mischief at 3:47 PM on July 20, 2003


It's like if you taught Flash animation to that stoner girl who sketched obsessively on her Trapper-Keeper during study hall.

/dick

Actually, I thought it was pretty groovy - chaining movie loops in Flash can create very interesting effects.
posted by GriffX at 3:54 PM on July 20, 2003


youre a bad yellow submarine ripoff, wanker.
posted by Satapher at 3:54 PM on July 20, 2003


;-P
posted by mischief at 4:02 PM on July 20, 2003


that stoner girl who sketched obsessively on her Trapper-Keeper during study hall.

real hippies didn't have trapper-keepers.
posted by quonsar at 4:05 PM on July 20, 2003


inksyndicate: oh. yes. For those who haven't seen it, the Allegro non troppo section is a wonderful animation. To Bolero, the liquid in a discarded Cola bottle slowly evolves into a great cavalcade of alien animals, preying on each other, developing in complexity, as they march on through time. The original post reminded me more of Cool World, the point where the plug was taken out to release a stream of morphing 30s-style nightmare cartoons.
posted by raygirvan at 4:13 PM on July 20, 2003


more (earlier) james paterson animation.

most of the music he uses comes from k-rad.
posted by erebora at 4:36 PM on July 20, 2003


He also animated Buck 65's track Pope and did the artwork for the Square CD as well as Buck's recent reissues on Warner.
posted by boost ventilator at 7:18 PM on July 20, 2003


I liked. Thanks, and a fabulous link, jonson.
posted by ashbury at 7:22 PM on July 20, 2003


The live-action version of Bolero. This was on The Movie Channel when I was a kid, and I was frightened.
posted by dhartung at 9:06 PM on July 20, 2003


Actually, dhartung, this is the live-action "Bolero", done by Bo Derek and her svengaliesque husband John at a later point in her inevitable decline to triviality. By then, Bo was freaking nearly everybody out...

As for the original post:
This... freaks me out.
via the everlasting blort
Now That's Redundant!
posted by wendell at 9:51 PM on July 20, 2003


He also did an interactive flash "video" for Bjork's Pagan Poetry. Which rules.
posted by majcher at 10:55 PM on July 20, 2003


It's okay. One animation overlaid on itself several times.
posted by HTuttle at 11:25 PM on July 20, 2003


thanks boost ventilator, i knew that guy's animation looked familiar. that nagging sense of familiarity would have bugged me all day.
posted by joedan at 12:55 AM on July 21, 2003


I really like James Patterson's work, mostly because it's so totally different from the majority of the flash animation that most people put up.

He get's BGP's from me for originality and adventurousness alone, plus it looks great!

youre a bad yellow submarine ripoff, wanker.

Yay! Satapher, your comment made

A - No sense at all
B - My day

And no, I'm not being sarcastic
posted by backOfYourMind at 3:34 AM on July 21, 2003


[this is good]

Hypnotic. What elwoodwiles said, too.
posted by dg at 4:45 AM on July 21, 2003


The animation is just someone trying to tame their unruly dreadlocks with hand-carved, one-of-a-kind, wooden hair picks. The yellow stuff is Afro Sheen. It's so obvious.
posted by iconomy at 5:16 AM on July 21, 2003


Feeling suitably tranced out for a Monday morning. Thx, jonson...
posted by widdershins at 8:11 AM on July 21, 2003


Thanks, jonson. That was good & freak-outy. And what, er, dg said.
posted by soyjoy at 10:01 AM on July 21, 2003


"There’s a rumor circulating that the brown acid going around is poison. Cool it. It’s not poison—it’s just badly manufactured."
posted by Mayor Curley at 11:23 AM on July 21, 2003


I'm not freaked out, but I am hyp-mo-tized. This is strangely beautiful. Thank you.
posted by spacewaitress at 6:15 PM on July 23, 2003


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