This 1977 animation uses glass beads to tell the story of life and death

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The story of life and death is awesome.


Yes! It’s every story ever told, all rolled into one. :dizzy_face:

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For a second I thought it was going to eschew the ol’ mushroom cloud in favor of some sort of ascension into space, but of course not.

I wonder how much was storyboarded and how much was casually improvised?

So many boards, up there in Canada…

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I found the pairing amazing from concept to action. Each bead is such a tiny thing as is each tabla tap. To sustain the production–and the narrative–for 5 1/2 minutes is mindboggling.

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