A Cool New Stop-Motion Video Reminds Me of an Old One

Lots of folks are talking about this video these days:

As well they should, because it’s totally awesome, both artistically and technologically. And it reminds me how important to let people with creative brains play with high-tech toys, too.

But seeing it reminds me of another stop-motion video which made the rounds a few years ago, and was a huge hit among my circle of college friends. You probably saw it back then, but just in case, it’s below.

It bears only a passing similarity (mostly, the stationary figure in the center with the scrolling backdrop) and is in many other ways the antithesis of the above movie. But oh, I love it so much. It’s a beautiful, mellow song, a beautiful, moving movie, and it’s all shot in a that room you can just tell is wonderful, in spite of how little you can see of it.

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About Colin West
Colin West is a graduate student in quantum information theory, working at the Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics at Stony Brook University. Originally from Colorado (where he attended college), his interests outside of physics include politics, paper-folding, puzzles, playing-cards, and apparently, plosives.

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