Power Sander – Time Lapse – Forward & Reverse

It’s a little like the wood grain video, but after two pieces of wood, they move on to other objects. I liked the AC power supply transformer best.

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From the comments, this appears to be the English translation of the description:

“With an edge sander, half a millimeter is sanded off each work piece (wood, walnut, transformer, skull or analogue camera) and photographed. About 650 photos are made into a short film, which contrasts the inner structure of nature and technology.”

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  1. I imagine that the actual process was a lot messier than the finished product reveals.
    I mean the dust, the bits and pieces flying off… they must have had to clean up the work after every pass before they could photograph it.
    Sounds like a lot of work to me, but bacon to them for taking the time.


  2. Frank’s Andy Richter tweet above had me check his twitter page, had a link to work done by Osaka Hiromichi who does some 4of7 style work that is incredibly complex and beautiful, all by hand using wood and other material as inlays. Could not find a YouTube video for you to post Harvey, but it’s worth checking out the photos to appreciate how a person can dedicate some portion of years of his life to create a single thing of beauty.


  3. I’d like to do a animated video of my work someday.
    Draw a line, take a picture, draw another line, take another picture.
    At 26 frames per second (or whatever the normal film rate is) a averagely complex picture would only take a few minutes to show developing from blank sheet of paper to finished design.
    Of course, it would probably take months to do, even if I had the equipment.
    Maybe someday. 😉



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