1930 stop-motion movie of a metal-eating bird


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How many people will have to look up the word ‘flivver’?


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The car growing at the end was really impressive!

Sometimes it hurts my head to think of the amount of effort needed to make stop motion like this.


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Agreed. If this was done on a computer, it would be boring, even if it was an Arduino.

Wow! Thanks, Mark.


#5

So THAT’S what a rust monster sounds like.


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wow, that was amazing! i’ve done some basic stop motion and i can say that whomever did this blew my mind. :slight_smile:


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Having done a little production (and mechanics) in my day, I’m assuming whittling down the fabric, rather than building it up – then reversing the direction of the negative – would be one way they might have made it easier on themselves. It’s always faster and easier to destroy a prop than it is to build one up.

Look on the bright side Mr. Mechanic, maybe in twenty years you can persuade him to hatch a Ferrari.


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Wowwsers!


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it heats the egg on a small kerosene heater. These were often called brooder heaters.


#10

This guy would have done a much better job on Transformers than Michael Bay.


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Awesome!


#13

A grip.


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Is it OK to point out, that as with Eagle insurance, boy birds don’t lay eggs?

The film is an amazing achievement.


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The whole 7 minute film is here:

It starts with a wise cracking woyrm tormenting and capturing the bird for the guy, just because he asked.


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Something of the early David Lynch here.


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