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article imageVideo: 'Screengrab' — Mind-bending photographic illusions

By Anne Sewell     May 3, 2013 in World
An interesting concept to try and get your mind around, as clever camera tricks and a whole load of photos are used in a mind-bending way. This experimental short by Willie Witte, titled “Screengrab” contains absolutely no computer-generated effects.
All that is used is a whole load of photos, and some very clever camera tricks.
“All the trickery took place literally in front of the camera,” Witte says. See if you can understand what’s going on through the entire 1 minute and 30 seconds.
As Witte says in the video's description, the whole thing is an “experiment in transitions.”
According to BOOOOOOOM, Witte is a documentary filmmaker who’s currently working on a series for PBS.
In his free time, Witte turns to experimental personal projects that deal with analog visual techniques and this short film was created during one of his evening "brainstorming" sessions.
The video looks even better in full screen mode on Vimeo. For anyone who enjoys the music, its by artist Kevin McAlpine.
For another example of his clever work, see "Upload me", where he uploads himself to YouTube and then on to his phone, where his friends play around with him a little:
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