Thursday, July 3, 2008

Human Space Invaders

An old Atari fan? Well then you'll love this. French-Swiss artist Guillaume Reymond created a series of stop-motion animation movies based on some of the classic video games from our youth such as Space Invaders (my favorite) and Tetris. The art project entitled GAME OVER featured the use of human beings instead of pixels.

"The pixels are replaced by a group of real human-beings that are moving from seat to seat in a theatre during about 4 to 6 hours. Each "pixel" has its own rules and decides what s/he wants to do for each picture. Once all these pictures are turned into a short animation movie, a giant human-scale video game unfolds "live"."

Space Invaders was the second video from the GAME OVER project. Filming required 67 extras, 4 hours of shooting, and 390 pictures. Here's the Space Invaders video.

Visit the GAME OVER site (link above) to see some of the other great videos, including Tetris, Pong, and Pole Position.