Saturday, July 18, 2009

Start Your Week Off Right: Deadline

Ok, so this video was making the rounds on the internet a few weeks ago, and rightfully so, in my opinion. It is a well composed piece of stop-motion animation (can you tell that I like stop-motion animation, yet?!) using one of my favorite things on the planet as a medium: Post-its!(to be read in a high-pitched, sing-song voice) More on Post-its in the future, but come on, what's not to love?!?! (And if you want to see some more Post-it awesomeness, I strongly suggest that you check out The Post-It Project.)

Anyway, back to the video: Post-its serve two purposes in this short film (a senior project at the Savannah College of Art and Design by Bang-yao Liu). First, they serve to set the mood; to give the back story. And then, once the viewer understands that there are things to be done, he gets to take a peek into the mind of the main character, hard at work...or not. The Post-its transform into pixels on a computer screen, showing us exactly what he is "working on." A very cool piece, and worth the watch!

There's also a really interesting making-of video which gives good insight into the labor and preparation that goes into making a stop-motion video.

Well done, Bang-yao Liu, Well done!

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