Drift by Theo Tagholm

The dreamlike morphing imagery in Drift creates a mysterious and original style of movement that I haven’t seen before in any time-lapse/pixilation work. “Stop motion tilt shift meets tracking,” in the words of the director Theo Tagholm, who made it with a Canon G9 still camera and After Effects.

(via Kottke)


  • andy

    Wonderful! This effect is similar to the technique used in Michel Gondry’s video for the Rolling Stone’s cover of Like a Rolling Stone, which I believe was done in ’97 or so: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuGjBNSRi1c

  • http://tequilawhisperer.com Lippy

    I REALLY like the audio track(s).
    Bravo!

  • http://www.jeva.hu jeva

    inbetweens done using simple morph. the feel and look comes from the fact that the “artist” did not match the morph areas of the two images correctly. if I would have done sg like this at any of the special effects companies I worked for … they’d fire me. :D

  • http://tangoland.com Cynthia

    Kind of interesting, but I found the soundtrack really distracting. Easily solved by turning the sound down and playing any other music, etc.

  • http://www.frankpanucci.com FP

    Nice enough.

    I did something like this back in the 90s with Elastic Reality, looked at it once, and shuffled it off to a backup disc somewhere. I defined point-to-point morph areas so the effect was cleaner.

  • question

    Isn’t this just morphing between a bunch of photos in AE? just more of them? I don’t know if I’d call this “art” or “directed” but more an exercise in a trade school aftereffects 101 class.

    looks pretty though, neato stuff :)

    • James

      i think this video is less about the tools than the feeling it creates.
      people don’t talk about van gough’s paint brushes!

  • VGREER

    The jumpy morphs remind me of Michel Gondry’s video for Joga-but there’s no way they could make morphs like this in AE 3.1 is there?

  • David Breneman

    I also found the soundtrack annoying. Adding, intentionally, the obnoxious sounds you hear on a home video into a soundtrack is certainly a novel artistic statement. As for the video, well, it’s not something you see every day (unless you’re on acid).