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April 13, 2009 6:23 AM   Subscribe

Stop motion with wolf and pig. [SLYT]
posted by defenestration (39 comments total) 37 users marked this as a favorite

 
Cute, especially the end.
posted by RussHy at 6:32 AM on April 13, 2009


Really cute.

Note to self: Giant Eyeless Pigs Are Formidable Foes.
posted by Minus215Cee at 6:45 AM on April 13, 2009


I hate to be one of those guys but is this really FPP material? I personally would throw this post right out the window.
posted by autodidact at 6:54 AM on April 13, 2009


That was pretty cool, but I kept wondering to myself if he actually used film to compose it how much it would have cost.
posted by I Foody at 7:03 AM on April 13, 2009


is this really FPP material?

Well, I loved it.
posted by Rinku at 7:03 AM on April 13, 2009


Yeah I had the film question too but then, regardless of the film, in the US you can get prints from digital shots for only like 8 or 10 cents a printout. Even so... wow... so much time and effort... neat!
posted by cavalier at 7:09 AM on April 13, 2009


Thanks for the post. Most SLYT posts aren't good, but this one is great.
posted by Argyle at 7:20 AM on April 13, 2009


that was great!

anyone care to hazard a guess as to how it was made. was it really done with a series of photos, or was it masterful use of video editing software?

also, does anyone know what was written on the envelope? a person's name?
posted by askmehow at 7:22 AM on April 13, 2009


The first envelope was the title of the video, which is also the title of this post: something like "The wolf decided to eat the pig." The end envelope said "owari," which just means "end."
posted by Rinku at 7:32 AM on April 13, 2009


anyone care to hazard a guess as to how it was made. was it really done with a series of photos, or was it masterful use of video editing software?

you can see the stack of photos when they go off the desk onto the wall... so it looks like it was done all stop motion.

the juxtaposition of the 3 dimensions of the apartment with the 'world' the wolf and pig were i thought was really clever... plus the recursion in the end
posted by geos at 7:33 AM on April 13, 2009


That was cute. Neat technique, too. I suspect it was really a series of still photos - I'm not sure how you'd do with with software (at least, not in a way that would be any easier than doing it manually).

I'm guessing it's around five shots a second, which would make for well over a thousand 4x6 prints.
posted by echo target at 7:33 AM on April 13, 2009


See also.
posted by Pants! at 8:05 AM on April 13, 2009


Very cool, very impressive
posted by deliquescent at 8:09 AM on April 13, 2009


I was impressed at how well they got the train passing by, it must not have been moving very fast.
posted by furtive at 8:18 AM on April 13, 2009


That was awesome!!!

I was about to close it up until the first stairs part caught my interest. Then the train... that was very impressive.

And come on. This is 10x better than most of the single link you tube posts.
posted by Drainage! at 8:30 AM on April 13, 2009 [2 favorites]


Yes, awesome, a great example of an SLYT that's worth the pixels. I really liked the bit where he changed the camera angle by standing the photo on end and shifting over.

Anyone care to place bets on how long it will be before some famous music video director steals the concept and makes a new Björk video? Michel Gondry gets a pass on charges of style-biting.
posted by Nelson at 8:42 AM on April 13, 2009


So neat, thanks for the post.
posted by jamaro at 8:55 AM on April 13, 2009


I loved the perspective change and the swimming across the sink moment. Definitely worth the click.
posted by Joey Michaels at 8:59 AM on April 13, 2009


The end envelope said "owari," which just means "end."

Good. Now I know what Japanese character to have tatooed on my butt. Thanks!
posted by orme at 9:02 AM on April 13, 2009 [1 favorite]


tattooed!

Also, it looks like the pig is the animator.

posted by orme at 9:05 AM on April 13, 2009


Reminds me of Tiny Little Super Guy.
posted by anazgnos at 9:36 AM on April 13, 2009


Quite excellent - thanks for the post.
This'll be shown next time I teach my History of Animation course.
posted by Dr. Wu at 9:59 AM on April 13, 2009


That was one of the best stop-motion videos I've ever seen. Very interesting approach!
posted by technically yours at 10:21 AM on April 13, 2009


I was wondering what crawled up autodidact's butt, but then I noticed the poster's name. Well played.
posted by yhbc at 10:28 AM on April 13, 2009


I was half-hoping to have the thing end with a Katamari taking out everything in the apartment. Alas, this was not to be.
posted by Ogre Lawless at 10:33 AM on April 13, 2009


Awe.Some.
posted by yiftach at 10:46 AM on April 13, 2009


I hate to be one of those guys but is this really FPP material?

Why yes, yes it is.
posted by yoink at 1:09 PM on April 13, 2009


I hate to be one of those guys but is this really FPP material?

Good Christ, are you serious? This is exactly what Metafilter was made for.
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 1:57 PM on April 13, 2009


Why am I watching this? Because it's on TV.
posted by luckypozzo at 4:28 PM on April 13, 2009


Just to expand on yhbc, and, point out to anyone who's still missing the (bad) joke:

The post:
Stop motion with wolf and pig. [SLYT]
posted by defenestration (28 comments total) [add to favorites] 30 users marked this as a favorite [!]
The comment:
I hate to be one of those guys but is this really FPP material? I personally would throw this post right out the window.
posted by autodidact at 9:54 AM on April 13 [+] [!]
Things like that generate so much noise and just end up derailing things.
This is why we can't have nice things.
posted by yeoz at 4:32 PM on April 13, 2009


Yeah. Dude should teach himself some manners.
posted by defenestration at 4:40 PM on April 13, 2009 [3 favorites]


This ain't Fark and I remain un-amazed. Did nobody else watch Sesame Street growing up (see the Tiny Little Super Guy link)?
posted by autodidact at 5:10 PM on April 13, 2009


Amazing technique. Thank you for posting it!
posted by odinsdream at 5:54 PM on April 13, 2009


Did nobody else watch Sesame Street growing up (see the Tiny Little Super Guy link)

Other than the fact that the setting is a "real" apartment and animation is involved, there's no similarity at all between the techniques being used in this clip and those in the Sesame St. one. One superimposes traditional cel animation onto some pretty conventional 3D stop-motion animation. The one in this thread uses 3D stop-motion animation to bring life to 2D images while constantly breaking the 2D/3D distinction (the way the images get deployed in the 3D space of the apartment becomes part of our sense of the "action" that's unfolding, even though it is in a sense extraneous to the images being deployed).

Far more work, thought and creativity went into creating this than half the blog-rants, image galleries and newspaper articles that get linked on Metafilter all the time without complaint. Why it is only when someone's creativity takes the form of a video that some people suddenly mount their high horses, I'll never know.
posted by yoink at 6:10 PM on April 13, 2009


I guess you're right, it's rather more complex than the Tiny hero guy with the stop-motion recursion. I think you're not giving Tiny Guy enough credit, though. He definitely interacts with the environment and stuff.

Of course I'm being a bit contrarian and taking the piss just a little bit. There's even a little bit of jealousy poking through, as this is the type of thing I spend a lot of time thinking about: dividing motion into slices of time in innovative ways.

However, I think any Mefi post is better rounded out with some supporting information. Otherwise you may as well be posting to Fark. Maybe the fact that this guy appears to be Japanese is what kept the post a SL.
posted by autodidact at 7:35 PM on April 13, 2009


This is very impressive! I did a much smaller animation using a similar method, printing out frames of video and then photographing them, last summer...
posted by glider at 7:42 PM on April 14, 2009


I liked it a bunch. I'm going to post it on my site. The interplay of the two worlds reminded me of Robin King's 10,000 Pictures of You.
posted by shortoftheweek at 12:06 AM on April 15, 2009


Whoa. Yet another thing I have a hard time appreciating because I can't stop thinking about HOW MUCH FUCKING WORK IT MUST HAVE BEEN

like dear lord is that 2000 photos? 3000?
posted by tehloki at 3:05 AM on April 15, 2009


Wonderful. Best of the web!
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