Aug(De)mented Reality
June 6, 2014 7:08 PM   Subscribe

Using a unique animation technique involving traditional animation cels and his iphone 5s, Hombre_mcsteez turns everyday life into an odd creature infested cartoon universe. (yt)

The youtube link is a compilation of his animations, which can be found piecemeal along with stills on his instagram.
posted by ursus_comiter (17 comments total) 30 users marked this as a favorite
Soon this will be everyone's life when everyone is required to wear google glasses!
posted by sammyo at 7:18 PM on June 6, 2014 [1 favorite]

Those are good. Both imaginative and funny and the technique seems to add a bit of something as well...
posted by jim in austin at 7:21 PM on June 6, 2014 [1 favorite]

Yeah, these are really groovy, especially when he alters the "real world" to interact with what he's drawn.
posted by nevercalm at 7:40 PM on June 6, 2014 [4 favorites]

At first, I thought, yeah, when AR gets going I'll live in Zeppelin-land... All of us just driftin' n dronin'.

But you know. If I got off my ass once in a while, I could live in Zeppelin-land for reals.

The rest of you have to find the gumption for your own Zeppelins.
posted by notyou at 7:49 PM on June 6, 2014 [1 favorite]

Well, that was certainly nifty.
posted by jacquilynne at 8:35 PM on June 6, 2014

The rest of you have to find the gumption for your own Zeppelins.

The best part of Friday Night On Metafilter is checking "Recent Activity" on Saturday morning afternoon and clicking the "your most recent comment" links.
posted by Slap*Happy at 8:37 PM on June 6, 2014 [4 favorites]

I think the butter excitedly jumping on the pancakes might be the best one. The butter's like ohmanohmanohmanohmanohPAAAANCAAAAAKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted by Doleful Creature at 8:54 PM on June 6, 2014 [1 favorite]

The rest of you have to find the gumption for your own Zeppelins.

I was reading the board member bio of a guy went to Zeppelin University and it's like, "Oh yeah, Zeppelin was a guy."

I was expecting something a little more salvia-tinged.
posted by save alive nothing that breatheth at 10:17 PM on June 6, 2014

I was trying to figure out where the iPhone came into it, and then it occurred to me: he was using the iPhone as a camera to capture the animation.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 10:29 PM on June 6, 2014 [2 favorites]

That was incredibly charming.
posted by invitapriore at 12:26 AM on June 7, 2014

Heck, I could do that... (if I could draw and if I had a bit more creativity and imagination and if I had the patience to do animation like that and if my old hands weren't so shaky, and...and...... never mind.... )

Thanks... that was fun....
posted by HuronBob at 3:04 AM on June 7, 2014 [2 favorites]

His style reminds me of Rocko's Modern Life. I wonder if he worked on that show back in the day?
posted by buriednexttoyou at 6:38 AM on June 7, 2014

Wow..that' that is some REALLY excellent animation work.

It's not just that the idea and the medium are clever, this is just fantastic and imaginative and graceful in its execution. This is the kind of masterful "makes it look easy" level of ability that people spend decades working toward.
posted by Narrative Priorities at 7:10 AM on June 7, 2014

Is this guy just, like, preternaturally funny or does he work hard at it?
posted by cleroy at 7:38 AM on June 7, 2014

That was great, reminded me of the animated vignettes in between scenes on the old Sesame Street.

I love when someone invents a clever new technique and then does really clever things with it.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 8:06 AM on June 7, 2014 [2 favorites]

posted by mazola at 8:29 AM on June 7, 2014

So great.
posted by So You're Saying These Are Pants? at 7:05 PM on June 7, 2014

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