Sunday, January 15, 2012

Weekend Diversion: Bookshelf stop-motion

There are some people with way too much time on their hands. This is fortunate for them, because it helps capture their boundless imagination, and that’s fortunate for us because it all provides hours of distraction. Well, maybe having hours of distraction available isn’t that fortunate for us, but still.

These two unusual videos are basically animated bookshelves. The one above was posted in July of last year, the one below about a week ago. To say they’re ambitious is a bit of an understatement.

The videos, the top one in particular, reminded me of the video for OMD’s “The History of Modern, Part 1”, which I posted in February last year. Then, in the wonderful world that is YouTube, I found a short video posted five years ago that was similar in some ways to the first video. That then led to the discovery that there are a lot of videos from people who conduct tours of their bookshelves, and a few who talk about how they organise their bookshelves. I didn’t watch all those. I don’t have that much time on my hands.


R.J. Dennis said...

I love these videos and have watched each one several times. While I have way more than enough books to do something like this with, I could never do it. One, I don't have time and two, I couldn't bear to take my books out of order. LOL

Thanks for posting these! I think it's fun to show that books aren't just for reading and their wonderfulness can be used in other creative ways.

Arthur Schenck said...

Yeah, I think videos like this are fun. I don't have the patience to do something like this myself!