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May 25, 2016 7:04 AM   Subscribe

A most succinct expression of a child's imagination. Get in the Boat! (imgur gif) (via reddit) (keepmefiweird)
posted by cwest (7 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
"Be brave, motherfuckers!"
posted by glonous keming at 7:10 AM on May 25, 2016 [7 favorites]

This is wonderful. (YT original)
posted by Vendar at 7:15 AM on May 25, 2016 [3 favorites]

Action Movie Kid is great.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 7:17 AM on May 25, 2016 [1 favorite]

bwahahaha the Driving 2 Fast video is all I have ever wanted in life.
posted by We put our faith in Blast Hardcheese at 8:30 AM on May 25, 2016

Thanks to this post I just traveled down the wormhole of all things Action Movie Kid. So adorable! and clever! and creative!

His father, Daniel Hashimoto, works as an animator for DreamWorks. And man is his talent ridiculous. I watched a couple of the making-of videos and while I can sorta kinda get a layperson's grasp of what he's talking about, that kind of skill is beyond impressive to me.
posted by bologna on wry at 8:44 AM on May 25, 2016 [1 favorite]

Calvin would understand and Hobbes would agree...
posted by jim in austin at 9:59 AM on May 25, 2016 [1 favorite]

The "making of" video is very illuminating. It was done in AfterEffects. The basic effect of putting the ocean behind the kid was easier than I thought it would be (using masking, the 3D camera tool to match movement, then inserting a stock footage backdrop), but then as he adds layers and layers to do lightning and rain and water filling the boat and it soon gets very sophisticated. That guy has some serious skills.
posted by w0mbat at 2:19 PM on May 25, 2016

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