Dancing Without Moving… in 4,000+ Stop Motion Photos

YouTube star Ryan Higa is a self-admitted horrible dancer, so recently he came up with a solution to fix that: to dance without moving through stop-motion photos. The 5-minute video above is the incredible dance video that resulted.

Higa spent 6 days standing still and posing in mid-dance positions with the help of a crew (who served as dance coaches and animators) dressed entirely in black.

Through over 4,000 photos that were later combined into a stop-motion video, Higa was transformed into a world-class dancer who can walk on water.

Here’s a longer behind-the-scenes video showing how the project was done: