Lost Souls
April 19, 2012 6:15 AM   Subscribe

"Take a dark journey into the forgotten, where time stands still. The paint has peeled off the walls and the only occupants are the souls of those left behind. This is the Asylum." An amazing time-lapse film exploring the ruins of an abandoned 1920s mental hospital.

"Our 7 month journey into the Asylum led us on many adventures; from dodging security vehicles, ghostly figures and even a meth head. This is no place for the faint of heart. Asbestos blanketed every room we entered like new winter snow, so shooting was sometimes difficult... Every single frame in this production is a still photograph, no video was shot. It took nearly 35,000 individual frames over 7 months to complete this project."

posted by quin (9 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I watched this with the sound off (as I tend to do at work).

What a gorgeous video of a terribly sad place. The room full of roller skates was my favorite part: so unexpected.
posted by xingcat at 6:23 AM on April 19, 2012

It took nearly 35,000 individual frames over 7 months to complete this project.
The frames are justifiably proud of their hard work, too.
posted by Thorzdad at 6:24 AM on April 19, 2012

Did this used to be a home for manic pixie dream girls?
posted by Mcable at 6:58 AM on April 19, 2012

Also watched without sound.

Still, though, an extremely cool thing. And really really sad.
posted by broadway bill at 8:13 AM on April 19, 2012

Lovely video in the abstract, but it took me to a very Shalebridge Cradle-y place (PDF).

posted by sourcequench at 9:07 AM on April 19, 2012

This is what buildings in my dreams look like.
posted by LN at 9:15 AM on April 19, 2012

Reminds me of Session 9
posted by Hoopo at 3:04 PM on April 19, 2012

I like lots of virtual travel, but I think I'd miss too much the cold and dampness, musty odors, silence, squeaks and wind sounds and ever-present danger of being caught to take up virtual spelunking -or- virtual sex.
posted by Twang at 3:48 PM on April 19, 2012

LN: "This is what buildings in my dreams look like."
Exactly so. I turned the sound off, it truly was/is like a dream, a very interesting dream, sequenced every bit as bizarrely, one object after another to focus on and consider and move on from. An amazing vid, really well done, one of the best things I've seen this year. Capital A Art. Holy shit.

Thanx for posting this, OP.
posted by dancestoblue at 8:46 PM on April 20, 2012

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