'Proteigon' Shows How Anyone with a Camera Can be Houdini

 - Dec 19, 2011
References: vimeo & designcollector.net
The tricks demonstrated in this 'Proteigon' video would make even someone like Criss Angel blush; that is, if the magic weren't so obviously achieved through stop motion manipulation. Still, the inventive footage is worth a watch for those who enjoy playful visuals.

'Proteigon' is the work of animation designer Steven Briand. It features a pair of hands contorting a piece of paper into solid cubes of various dimensions. The hands continue to cut, flatten, elongate, expand and multiply the geometric object until the paper finally returns to its original form, concluding the video.

The fluidity in which the hands manipulate the piece of paper is evocative of Apple touchscreen devices, illustrating Briand's meticulous attention to detail in the animation process.