We’re not entirely sure if this is the first of its kind, but this surreal stop motion animation is definitely the first we’ve run into that was shot entirely on Google Glass. Yep folks, the future is here, and it’s reaching into the past for its animation techniques.
Joking aside, using Google Glass to create a stop motion animation — or ‘handimation’ as the creators have dubbed it — makes this an interesting, if not unique, endeavor. The video tells the story of a man who gets a girl’s number and then immediately smudges a couple of numbers off on his water glass. When he tries to rub the ink in a futile attempt to recover the number, it comes to life!
Because you’re given a POV seat to the action, the video sucks you in more decisively than your typical animation. And, given that the subject matter is something many of us can relate to (minus the animated ink), you also feel a bit of sympathy for the guy.
After getting up the guts to ask for the pretty girl’s phone number, you’d hate for the story to end without his recovering the lost digits.
Catch was created by four animator and filmmaker friends in NYC — TU, Namroc, Freddy, Isam Prado — who “jam” together on the weekends. And, in total, this “surreal moment on a Sunday morning” took them over 1000 photos and drawings and four days of shooting at Lighthouse Brooklyn to go from imagination to reality.
So check out the video at the top to see it for yourself, and if you’d like to see more from the aforementioned filmmakers and animators, click on each of their names in the paragraph above.
(via Laughing Squid)