Tuesday, February 7, 2017

PPAP video


Believe it or not, I'm actually a huge fan of the memes. Those sort of easily replicated familiar language of the "in" crowd of the internet. It's the intellectual shorthand that lets us all chuckle at each other's jokes. I've subtly referenced certian memes in the past like duplicating the unhelpful teacher for my 3D Printing 101 videos. But this video may be the first time I so brazenly ripped off someone else's thing.

So it should have come as no surprise to me when this email appeared the moment after this went live:
Know what? I'm okay with this. Honestly, that's fair.

The amount of work that went into this one-minute video was seriously crazy. Modeling, printing, recording me dancing badly, recording the pen-pineapple-apple-pen on a turn table, photograping, extracting images from the video and then reediting them to look like me skinless for a less-than-one-second frame of the video, then posing a skeleton and making it collapse, then figuring out how to edit the whole lot together. I learned some making this video. Was it worth it? Honestly the final result is... a bit crap, but I had fun making it and I hope people have fun watching it.

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