Monday, July 20, 2009

On 'Deadline': Pure Eye-Candy Video. Enjoy!

Here's the most fun you'll have looking at an online video today. Though it's called 'Deadline,' it has nothing to do with journalism. But perhaps the techniques used (and explained in the accompanying "behind-the-scenes" video) will inspire videographers of all stripes.

It took three months to plan and four days to shoot -- and frankly who has that much time to devote to the creation of a two-minute video?

A college student, of course. In this case, the apparently tireless Bang-yao Liu, who went through 6,000 Post-it Notes to make these imaginative stop-action animation effects.

'Deadline' has garnered more than two-million YouTube views, thanks in part to a favorable shout-out from Twitter-meister Ashton Kutcher.

Here it is:

And here's how it's done (not that you'll be trying this yourself anytime soon):

This was Bang-yao Liu's senior project at Savannah College of Art and Design. We hope and presume he got an A!

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