Patience is a virtue…
Every six months or so I come back to this video and watch it from start to finish two or three times in a row. Not only am I partial to the art form, but also I am fascinated by the amount of patience the artist was able to summon to complete this artistic feat. It seems so much of everything these days is focused on fast turnaround and minimal effort for maximum results. People seem to have forgotten that good things come to those who wait, and that a good idea teamed with commitment and good ol’ hard work can yield unbelievable results. Watch this video and you’ll see what I mean.
“MUTO is a short film by Blu. It is an animation in stop-motion painted on public walls. The movie was made in Buenos Aires and in Baden. Here the paintings are alive and invade the city. Blu’s characters are half human, half machine, half beast, and human elements such as limbs (tooth, hands, etc.) can live freely their autonomous life, a bit like insects.”
Think about this… every frame required Blu to cover the previous frame in white, repaint the entire character a few inches over in its next pose, go back to the camera, snap a picture, then repeat. Amazing.