The City of Samba Looks Like Hundreds of Figurines

By: Harris Jay Rosenberg Alterman - Published: • References: vimeo & visualnews
The City of Samba is a project that was put together by Keith Loutit and Jarbas Agnelli that turns tilt-shift photos into a fluid scene. The duo took 167,978 photos of the famous Mardi Gras festival then strung them together to create a stop-animation video that looks like they were using little clay figures.

Most of the footage includes the massive Mardi Gras parade which is spectated by hordes of people smooshed into massive bleachers. The colors in the parade are absolutely extraordinary, especially in tilt-shift form. Groups of people march though the streets arranged as rainbows followed by gigantic gorillas and skeletons.

The City of Samba by Keith Loutit and Jarbas Agnelli manages to turn the biggest festival in the world into a tiny town replica. Stats for Miniature Mardi Gras Animation Trending: Older & Chilly
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