Animated Parkour
January 8, 2010 12:10 PM   Subscribe

parkour motion reel — illustrated with technical pen, frame by frame. [slv]
posted by netbros (15 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
That was actually pretty awesome.

I've seen other examples of this kind of poor-man's animation. Is there a word for it?
posted by roll truck roll at 12:20 PM on January 8, 2010

Astonishing. It's great that in the age of CGI people are still doing this (and other sorts of) stop motion animation.
posted by yiftach at 12:23 PM on January 8, 2010 [1 favorite]

posted by cazoo at 12:35 PM on January 8, 2010

My head hurts.
posted by parhamr at 12:47 PM on January 8, 2010

oh man, "illustrated with technical pen" doesn't do it justice. that is one cool as way to make an animation.
posted by shmegegge at 1:15 PM on January 8, 2010

Best advent calendar ever.
posted by ...possums at 1:23 PM on January 8, 2010 [3 favorites]

Is the parkour the drawings or the awesome flow of her fingers doing the flip moves?
posted by straight at 1:44 PM on January 8, 2010

It's drawings of a guy "free running," often referred to by the sport's French name, "parkour."
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 1:55 PM on January 8, 2010

Oh, my god. That's beautiful.

/guy who laughed his ass off when the parkour guys in Punisher: War Zone got rocket launchered.
posted by brundlefly at 2:00 PM on January 8, 2010

I'm very impressed by the work that went into that video that I totally didn't enjoy watching.
posted by Babblesort at 2:17 PM on January 8, 2010

Yeah. Both flip-book animations are ingenious, wonderful and playful, but they make my head hurt. I'm constantly decoding the way the picture is made. Which detracts from the story.
posted by stonepharisee at 3:29 PM on January 8, 2010

That's exactly what got to me too. Well said stonepharisee. I was so focused on the mechanism for creating the animation that I couldn't follow the animation. For me, the medium became the message to get all Marshall McLuhan about it. Unfortunately, I couldn't really follow the mechanics fast enough so I lost both the message and the medium.
posted by Babblesort at 3:43 PM on January 8, 2010

The animation is really cool, too bad the video quality is so shit (interlaced and everything).
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 4:35 PM on January 8, 2010

What a great idea.
posted by DU at 8:32 AM on January 9, 2010

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