Thursday, April 03, 2008

Shadow Puppets and Sand Art...What A Wonderful World

I was reading up on Caleb's Life in Oxford and he mentioned having different soundtracks for different stages of your life (read post here). It's awesome how much music can remind you of a certain time in your life and whatnot. That's not really the point of this post, although if I had the time to do it, I'm sure there's a lot of good stuff to talk about there.

Anyways, it just reminded me of a video I remember seeing with cool shadow puppets. So I thought I'd share. This video is really cool and set to a great song. I mean seriously, is there ever a situation that can't instantly be made awesome by shadow puppets? I think not. Having an arsenal of shadow puppets to whip out during parties, dates, corporate meetings, or when you're home alone and lonely is like having a never-ending flask of Sambuca for those same events. They just make everything better. But, I digress...



So then that video reminded me of another video, which uses an art form that I think is similar to shadow puppets: sand art. Check this video out, set to the same song, but using sand art. FYI, waaay too much emphasis on the guy's nipple, imo.



And then that video reminded me of one of my favorite videos of all time. I've posted on this one before (here), but it fits this post perfectly and it's worth checking out again. If shadow puppets are like a never-ending flask of Sambuca, sand art would be like being able to turn water into wine. This next video proves this.

I suggest you don't watch this video until you have a full ten minutes set aside to enjoy it. Grab yourself a nice hot cup of tea, mug of coffee, flask of Sambuca, or whatever puts you at ease. This was made during the 2003 SICAF (Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival). It's a sand animation of the creation story. Sit back, relax and enjoy it.

3 comments:

jonathan said...

Those are awesome. Thanks for sharing. I liked the first video perhaps best. And isn't that his belly button in the second video, not his nipple?

Maybe I saw it wrong. I don't know....

Arthur said...

I don't think that's a belly button. If it is, it's even more disturbing than a giant nipple. Although it could also be the shadow of his long island ice tea. Or it could be his small yamaka. Speaking of, the "shalom" at the end kind of caught me off guard. I was expecting "aloha" or something.

Brian said...

The creation story sand art was hypnotizing to watch.