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May 22, 2009 3:21 AM   Subscribe

Sorry I'm late: whimsical, enjoyable stop-animation. The making of is also great.
posted by Saddo (18 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
Am I the only one that gets a link that says click to play but nothing to click on? I am using iceweasel on Debian, using the adobe flashplayer 10.0.22.87 for linux. My flash works on other sites.
posted by idiopath at 3:29 AM on May 22, 2009


Doesn't work for me either. I've had one or two flash games fail to respond for me under Linux too: there's obviously a lurking bug somewhere.
posted by pharm at 3:31 AM on May 22, 2009


It's a QuickTime file and it won't play unless you have QuickTime installed on your computer.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 3:41 AM on May 22, 2009


Whoops! the movie is in quicktime. Grrr.
posted by Saddo at 3:41 AM on May 22, 2009


Sorry this is late:Youtube
posted by Saddo at 3:43 AM on May 22, 2009 [3 favorites]


Pretty neat. Seems all low-fi and simple, like something a few friends could do on the weekend, until you see the number of folks in the credits!
posted by orme at 3:50 AM on May 22, 2009


It's a QuickTime file and it won't play unless you have QuickTime installed on your computer... and the QuickTime Loa have been propitiated with offerings of tobacco, rum, and nurdles.
posted by BrotherCaine at 4:03 AM on May 22, 2009


Yeah, the making-of was quite interesting... I think laying on one side for so long must hurt after a while.
posted by not_on_display at 4:56 AM on May 22, 2009


Nice. It reminds me of this stop motion video for Oren Lavie's "Her Morning Elegance," both musically and in its side-scrolling motion.
posted by 6and12 at 5:01 AM on May 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


I had that little plastic house as a child! OMG I'm practically a celebrity.
posted by Captain Cardanthian! at 5:03 AM on May 22, 2009


Cool. Very Michael Gondry-y.
posted by starman at 5:12 AM on May 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


It seems like an extraordinary amount of work for a 5-minute video! A nice video. Cute.

(Probably why I've never made a 5-minute video. Ever.)

The video for "Her Morning Elegance" was nice, thanks 6and12.
posted by WalterMitty at 5:21 AM on May 22, 2009


Lots of shark-jumping! Thanks.
posted by fish tick at 5:26 AM on May 22, 2009



Pretty neat. Seems all low-fi and simple, like something a few friends could do on the weekend, until you see the number of folks in the credits!

Yeah, maybe if your friends are Michel Gondry or PES. This was fantastic! Thanks, Saddo, this brightened my morning.
posted by ghastlyfop at 5:48 AM on May 22, 2009


fish tick - he jumped the shark before it was half over. But then I think the shark jumped him first, so it's all OK, I think.

Very keen!
posted by filthy light thief at 6:36 AM on May 22, 2009


It seems like they spent a huge amount of time on the animation which was very original and clever. But if you are going to spend a huge amount of time, why not spend a little more to develop a more compelling story?
posted by digsrus at 7:01 AM on May 22, 2009


Brilliant. Extremely well done, professional and with a credible storyline too.
posted by JtJ at 8:43 AM on May 22, 2009


Mad respect.

The only human stop motion animation I've ever made was painful to make, 10fps and 2 min long. But then again it was for a 24 hr film festival, and made somewhere between 1am and noon the next day.
posted by fontophilic at 9:32 AM on May 22, 2009


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