knit flick

I have to confess, I am a sucker for bad reality TV and domestic arts. And yes, the two go together hand in hand: I crocheted this trippy doily while watching A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila, season 1. 

Imagine my astonishment, when I saw this marvelous music video created with 723 individually KNITTED (!) frames. The band is a Canadian duo named Tricot Machine (which stands for “knitting machine,” for those linguistically challenged).

Though a knitting machine was involved (it would have been even more badass if they were actually hand-knit), the creation process still sounds arduous. According to David Valiquette who produced the video: 

“We actually shot our characters on green screen to start with. Then we edited, keyed and composited in AE to add the other elements like snow and stadium. We then outputed 723 jpeg of the clip to our knitter that used them as templates for the knits. The knitting technique is actually called in french “Tricot machine”, hence the band’s name!” [source]

Love it!

 

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