Speed Racer Video Mosaic

31.07.2008 Misc Movies
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Es ist ja schonmal ganz nett, wenn man das letzte Abendmahl mit Star Wars aus 69000 Frames aus den Filmen zu einem Mosaik zusammenbastelt. Nochmal eine Spur abgedrehter ist es aber, wenn man aus diesen Mosaiken dann ein Video animiert. Sam Worm hat den Trailer zum (ansonsten doch eher blöden) „Speed Racer“ geremixed... mit Mosaik-Bildern aus Frames des Films. Whoa!

The idea is simple, instead of making a single mosaic image you make lots of them... and then string them together to make a video.

My first effort is a little rough around the edges, but visually highly compelling. I decided to use the film Speed Racer because it is rough in places (plot, script, etc.) but massively compelling in terms of visual style. I loved it.

Step 1 was to extract several thousand still frames from the original movie. Easily done if you have a copy and know how to use mplayer's video filters.

Step 2 was to take the Speed Racer trailer and extract the individual frames and soundtrack. Again, easily done with mplayer.

Step 3 is as simple as doing some magic foo with your mosaic tools so you end up with mosaic versions of each trailer frames, using the original movie frames as tiles. Easy but slow.

Step 4 is to put the mosaic'd trailer frames back with the soundtrack and encode it all with mencoder. Doodle.

Link(via Waxy)