The visuals were achieved by printing out thousands of film frames (over 65,000 to be exact) and folding them into three-dimensional shapes. The paper-objects were then photographed and composited in After Effects. I can't even imagine the effort it took to mash-up hundreds of live-action films, often times with three to four films in each scene, and make it all work in a narrative context. It's an incredible creative achievement.The narrative makes some sort of sense in a surreal way, and is most certainly worth the thirteen-and-a-half minutes. Much more information is available on the official website.
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