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December 2, 2006 11:52 PM   Subscribe

Tony vs. Paul A stop motion battle between two friends turned enemies.
posted by bob sarabia (37 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
That was cool. Thanks, bob sarabia.
posted by cgc373 at 12:05 AM on December 3, 2006


The Wizard of Speed and Time would approve.
posted by Tenuki at 12:39 AM on December 3, 2006


If I just wait two days and put links for stuff I saw on digg and reddit does that mean my MeFi posts will be read by all? I suppose I should try that.

-A
posted by mogabog at 1:09 AM on December 3, 2006


What are you talking about, mogabog? And what's with your -A? Does this have anything to do with the link?
posted by cgc373 at 1:35 AM on December 3, 2006


great music.
posted by facetious at 1:39 AM on December 3, 2006


Some of us don't go to digg and reddit(?).
posted by IronLizard at 2:01 AM on December 3, 2006


That was wonderful - thank you. Thinking about how that was filmed makes my head hurt a little bit...
posted by jontyjago at 2:02 AM on December 3, 2006


Great fun! Thank you!
posted by Joey Michaels at 2:27 AM on December 3, 2006


Thanks bob sarabia, that was a lot of fun!

Watched it with my 6-year-old daughter, and she said:

"They're fighting!"
A little later (around the middle) she said:
"I like it because they're magic!"
Then towards the end she said:
"They're friends now. They won't do that again."
posted by flapjax at midnite at 2:57 AM on December 3, 2006 [3 favorites]


I liked it and, it reminded me about Lasse Gjertsen.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 2:58 AM on December 3, 2006


That is awesome. I especially like the way you can see their footprints in the lawn as they fly along above it (which in a sense is a glitch), as if the power of their flight is emitting some kind of shock wave which is flattening the grass.
posted by A Thousand Baited Hooks at 3:36 AM on December 3, 2006


Yeah, the flattened grass thing was cool, I noticed that too. The other thing I noticed was that this was filmed in some expensive digs, baby. Pleasant as hell: swimming pool, big ol' lawns, big ol' houses, beachfront lookin' all like Cape Cod or Martha's Vineyard (yeah, I been there: used to work for rich people). Anyway, just sayin', them's some trust fund boys made this here movie. That's cool, though. Sometimes they do something worthwhile.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:48 AM on December 3, 2006


Good stuff. This was done in a series of western shorts back in the 70s. Lots of chases and shoot-em-ups. But no horses. The actors were cut at the top of their jump. Felt the pain of the actors after a day of shooting... and the poor editor who had to slice all those intermittent frames.
posted by hal9k at 4:45 AM on December 3, 2006


I liked it because they're magic too!
posted by sic at 4:48 AM on December 3, 2006


Just fantastic. This is what youtube was made for.
posted by Acey at 4:59 AM on December 3, 2006 [1 favorite]


and the poor editor who had to slice all those intermittent frames.

Ah, but if we could only slice the intermittent frames of our lives...

*looks up at the moon, pours himself another glass of schnapps*
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:15 AM on December 3, 2006


This was a greaat find, thanks for posting it.
posted by piratebowling at 5:22 AM on December 3, 2006


That looked like around 10 frames/sec to me, which means that they filmed around 10 * 60 * 5 = 3000 shots. That's amazing.
posted by gsteff at 5:28 AM on December 3, 2006


...this was filmed in some expensive digs, baby

No kidding! Beautiful golf-course-style, luscious green grass; swimming pools and parks; nice houses; and plenty of space to move around in. Where is this place? Now wonder they're so jolly. Heh.
posted by meh at 6:11 AM on December 3, 2006


Very enjoyable. Could have been cut by, oh, 50%, but lots of funny stuff. Thanks for posting it!

And mogabog, try not to be an ass in public, OK?
posted by languagehat at 6:12 AM on December 3, 2006


Cool, in a, hey, I could do that, but who has the time kind of way. Very cool, though.
And mogabog, go fuck yourself, and then post it to "digg and reddit", just not here, ok?
posted by signal at 7:29 AM on December 3, 2006


That was cool. The last shot was magic.
Nice post.
posted by squidfartz at 7:41 AM on December 3, 2006


This was really nice. I'd actually seen it posted on digg or reddit but didn't follow the link because usually youtube stuff posted their is well, crap.
posted by substrate at 8:53 AM on December 3, 2006


Very cool! Thanks!
posted by i_am_a_Jedi at 8:55 AM on December 3, 2006


I'm pretty surprised no one has mentioned the similarity to Norman McLaren's 1952 gem Neighbours. If you like this, you should also get a big kick out of Neighbours.
posted by John Smallberries at 9:12 AM on December 3, 2006 [1 favorite]


Who knew that the Phoon could be used as part of the stop-motion fighting style?
posted by JDC8 at 10:53 AM on December 3, 2006


That McLaren's "Neighbours" clip really takes an unexpected turn at the 6 minute mark.
posted by dogwalker at 11:29 AM on December 3, 2006


Paul clearly won. And I understand what mogabog is saying, even if i don't agree with the sentiment. There is often a large overlap between FPP on digg and FPP here. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but I could see where it might raise some hackles.
posted by casconed at 11:30 AM on December 3, 2006


This was neat. Thank you. VideoFilter is sometimes a good thing.
posted by aliasless at 11:53 AM on December 3, 2006


Very, very cool. Thanks, bob sarabia.

That was actually a sub-breed of stop motion animation called Pixilation, for anyone who cares.
posted by jiawen at 1:15 PM on December 3, 2006


Nothing original about this, but getting the stop motion to look that smooth throughout is a major piece of work indeed. Bravo.
posted by fungible at 5:59 PM on December 3, 2006


Love it!
posted by dog food sugar at 6:39 PM on December 3, 2006


For people wondering about the location: someone on the youtube page mentioned Arlington MA.
posted by of strange foe at 7:06 PM on December 3, 2006


**stunned that my slight rudeness was met with so much true rudeness**

-A
posted by mogabog at 8:22 PM on December 3, 2006


I don't feel that I was rude to you, mogabog. You snarked about digg and reddit, and I asked whether there was some point, relevant to the post, to do with your snark. Maybe there was. Dunno. Also, I asked about the -A, because sig lines here are unnecessary and also snickered at, so I was trying to do you a favor. Now I can't tell whether you know that and are signing à la Todd Lokken or you're uninformed about site norms.

Also, we should probably be in MetaTalk for this, and we'll head there if there's any more off-topic foolishness to do with your off-topicality, which I'm reinforcing by talking to you. . . . I'll stop now.
posted by cgc373 at 9:23 PM on December 3, 2006


Metafilter: Off-topic foolishness, reinforced daily!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:33 PM on December 3, 2006


Hey! That's a paraphrase, flapjax at midnite. You're tempting further derails!
posted by cgc373 at 10:01 PM on December 3, 2006


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