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Brilliant Time-Lapse Short Film Featuring Rolls of Adhesive Tape

Johan Rijpma spent six months creating this two and a half minute time-lapse video showing rolls of transparent adhesive tape slowly unwinding. For one of the shots, he spent hours standing in the wind and rain, turning a plate 0.4 degrees every 30 seconds and then snapping a photo. Some of the sequences took as long as 12 hours to develop.

(via Laughing Squid)


 
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  • JanetJ

    that was really stupid and a complete waste of time

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Denis-ODonovan/100000887716744 Denis O’Donovan

    Boring beyond belief………….

  • guest

    I thought it was cool.  I watched it twice.

  • Cprblak

    Brilliant?

  • http://www.facebook.com/samueljerichow Samuel Jerichow

    at first two commentators: you philistines :P

    It’s brilliant indeed. Looks fantastic!

  • http://shutterpopphoto.com Spencer Hopkins

    I think it’s actually quite mesmerizing. The way the time-lapsed tape moved reminded me of microscopic organisms from science films.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_47C4HVJKI3RL6WNXTBMERF3QPU Ganie

    6 months for 12 hours of hardly noticed fame. what a waste of TAPE!!!!!

  • Guest

    Very cool.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=808111109 Alistair Parker

    I hope you were sponsored by Sellotape (Scotch Tape)……..bit of a sticky ending!

  • http://www.modelrepublic.net Calgary Models

    Not as good as I thought it would be. Interesting nonetheless. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=617304304 Tibo Alberny

    its more a stop motion clip than a time lapse

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.kantor John Kantor

    The definition of OCD.

  • http://www.facebook.com/angel.oviedo.f Angel Oviedo

    Really interesting…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PQ54IG5P6I73FWHYGC4LVDZQYI Michael

    i lasted a minute before i lost the will to live.

  • Flgraphics

    mildly entertaining for the first minute maybe

  • Flgraphics

    mildly entertaining for the first minute maybe

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NIBM3QYRZAESGMWYXOKEVR7MCI JM

    Was expecting some level of precision or synchronous movement.  Really lacks the wow factor and I quickly became disengaged with the piece.

  • Slkjlj

    he probably learned lots doing it, maybe the next one will be entertaining..