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Amid Amidi had an interesting bit of commentary at Cartoon Brew yesterday. It concerned the way that animation compresses and distorts our perception of time. Multiple events can happen simultaneously even if they actually took place hours apart. The new buzzword for it is "time merge media," but it's something that's been done for decades.
To illustrate this, Amidi posted Tango by Zbigniew Rybczynski. Released in 1981, this animated short depicts various events in a room. The actions occurred at different times, but Rybczynski combines and superimposes the events until the room is full of activity. A day's worth of events is merged together into a big chaos of repeated action. It's pretty incredible to watch, especially given how labor intensive this must have been.
After the cut is Cy Kuckenbaker's Landings at San Diego Int Airport Nov 23, 2012, the short/viral video that prompted Amidi to write his commentary. I've also included some hilarious trivia about Tango culled from IMDb.
[Via Cartoon Brew]
Landings at San Diego Int Airport Nov 23, 2012 by Cy Kuckenbaker
So here's that IMDb trivia about Zbigniew Rybczynski's Tango:
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