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June 14, 2009 4:57 AM   Subscribe

Three frames. And then three frames again. And repeat.

See also by presumably the same person or persons: keggers of yore and aloha friday, which are completely different, but also very much fun.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken (39 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite

 
Some of those are three frames of gore, a NSFW may be needed.
posted by P.o.B. at 5:13 AM on June 14, 2009


Hypnotic. I like.
posted by Scoo at 5:27 AM on June 14, 2009


Those kegger photos are so very...I feel nostalgic pangs for times before I was even born. Like reading On The Road or something.
posted by Glee at 5:29 AM on June 14, 2009


This is good.

Oops, I'm forgetting protocol...

[this is good]
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:50 AM on June 14, 2009


I am not sure I understand.
posted by Meatbomb at 5:53 AM on June 14, 2009


Caldor sucks
posted by kickback at 6:10 AM on June 14, 2009


PARTY HARD
posted by Dr-Baa at 6:14 AM on June 14, 2009


I am looking at this while listening to Steve Reich. Now I have repetitive rhythms in the aural and visual channels!
posted by egypturnash at 6:15 AM on June 14, 2009 [2 favorites]


I invented this for myself too... I took screenshots of the dream "Sarah" has that opens DAY OF THE DEAD:

1. Sarah looking at the calender on the wall
2. Zombie hands bursting through the wall
3. Sarah recoiling slightly away from the hands

I think each image held for 1/8 or 1/12 of a second so persistence of vision blurred the three together when it looped. I showed it to a couple of friends when they visited and we all agreed it was worthlessly awesome but I never backed it up anywhere and lost it. I tried the same formula with a few other films but never captured anything as perfectly iconic.

I'm only guessing but the strobe rate on these looks more like 1/6 of a second for every still since every frame is pretty much distinct.

Oddly enough I experimented with "two frames" and "four frames" but I found THREE FRAMES to have the most pleasing glitchiness.

I am glad to see someone else doing this -- i like that effect a lot.
posted by Hammond Rye at 6:30 AM on June 14, 2009


Makes me want to watch Suspiria again.

The ones with small changes remind me of turning 3D photos back and forth.

This one is hypnotic.
posted by rottytooth at 6:32 AM on June 14, 2009


Actually come to think of it I did a bunch where I captured stills from TV action cartoons and altered them in Photoshop with bad effects to make them blocky and change the colors and otherwise alter them as to render them totally unrecognizable. Those were pretty gnarly.
posted by Hammond Rye at 6:42 AM on June 14, 2009


I should make an FPP about Peter Tscherkassky but if you love the image appropriation of THREE FRAMES you should get a load of what he did to THE ENTITY starring Barbara Hershey

OUTER SPACE (1999) flat out rules.
posted by Hammond Rye at 6:48 AM on June 14, 2009 [4 favorites]


This one is hypnotic.

Thanks rottytooth, I have a new active desktop background.
posted by mattoxic at 7:14 AM on June 14, 2009


See, this is why I think you should post more often, mr wonderchicken - you have been holding out on us.
posted by madamjujujive at 7:39 AM on June 14, 2009


I like the moment of anticipation where it loads, but hasn't started animating yet. All those still images, about to come alive with dithered wiggliness.

Gates of Heaven is my favourite.
posted by Nelson at 7:45 AM on June 14, 2009


oh keggers of yore, how i long for thee.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 7:45 AM on June 14, 2009




It made me feel dizzy after a while.

and a bit sick, if I'm honest
posted by Brockles at 8:00 AM on June 14, 2009


your gif is making my triptych waltz.
posted by sloe at 8:10 AM on June 14, 2009


I'd wager a significant amount of the hypnotic quality comes from the 3/4 time signature established by using three frames. 3/4 time tends to feel more natural - more rolling and less "square" than the ubiquitous 4/4 or the dreaded oom-pah 2/4.
posted by sloe at 8:21 AM on June 14, 2009


It;s sort of like the inverse of this.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 8:56 AM on June 14, 2009


Okay, this is genius.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 9:14 AM on June 14, 2009


I would prefer to see just one at a time, the multiple gifs at once make me dizzy. Not that I support the one-item-per-page pagination, but still.

This is really beautiful, for instance, and it has real movement to it, but having it at the bottom of the page when you can't get rid of the one above it is just jarring.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 9:17 AM on June 14, 2009


Three frames stuff is meh. But that Keggers of Yore website? Most Excellent, bro.
posted by Chrischris at 9:28 AM on June 14, 2009


"Aunt Ellen's couch is so... slippery!"
posted by longsleeves at 9:52 AM on June 14, 2009


Keggers of Yore is all about those parties your parents had when you were really young.

Total dad.

The three frame gifs with very little movement remind me of Vari Vue postcards.
posted by louche mustachio at 9:53 AM on June 14, 2009


Makes me want to watch Suspiria again.

Ugh, I just got to the room-full-of-razor-wire one. Well, I guess I know which nightmare I'm having tonight. Thanks, Three Frames!

I love the fact that a website with no text has a search box.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 9:54 AM on June 14, 2009


aloha friday is a dangerously addictive site.
posted by kozad at 11:11 AM on June 14, 2009


Oh man, stav, I love this.

This is the sort of super-minimal tumblr site that makes me want to start a super-minimal tumblr site. I've been thinking ever since I moved into the new house that I should take a picture of the readerboard sign at the local gas station everytime the update it, just upload a daily/weekly "who is being wished a happy birthday or being remembered" blog of this little section of North Portland.
posted by cortex at 11:28 AM on June 14, 2009


Does this have anything to do with Groundhog Day?
posted by Cranberry at 12:46 PM on June 14, 2009


look at these fucking hipsters
posted by nasreddin at 1:04 PM on June 14, 2009


I'd totally watch an entire movie of these.
posted by stresstwig at 2:58 PM on June 14, 2009


This brings Harold and Maude to life in a wholly new way.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 3:06 PM on June 14, 2009


The Jurassic Park one is the best.
posted by Potsy at 4:13 PM on June 14, 2009


Reminds me of the old Animation Run Cycles of the early limited-animation Hanna-Barbera cartoons. Yogi Bear or Quick Draw McGraw's upper body staying totally static as his legs cycle through a minimum number of positions (2? 3? 4?) while the background flowed past and one of the distinctive H-B sound effects went "boppity-boppity-boppity-boppity-boppity-boppity-boppity-boppity-boppity-boppity..."
posted by wendell at 4:22 PM on June 14, 2009


...while the background flowed past

And of course that background was also an absurdly short loop of the same things.

house - tree - picnic table - mailbox - house - tree - picnic table - mailbox - house - tree - picnic table - mailbox - house - tree - picnic table - mailbox - house - tree - picnic table - mailbox - house - tree - picnic table - mailbox - house - tree - picnic table - mailbox ....
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:28 PM on June 14, 2009 [3 favorites]


What a bunch of wankers.
posted by a non e mouse at 4:36 PM on June 14, 2009


Omigod, it's Craig T. Nelson! Or Patrick Wilson
posted by intermod at 6:34 PM on June 14, 2009


Martin Arnold has made some great short films that can really put you in a trance, or drive you up a wall depending on your mood/disposition.

Love Martin Arnold!
posted by JBennett at 7:50 AM on June 15, 2009


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