500 Rubik’s Cubes create stop-motion art for music video

Elizabeth Fish, TechHive
16 February, 2013
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If you had 500 Rubik’s Cubes, what would you do with them? If you’re a musician like Jason Chen – and happened to be blessed with a lot of patience (and time!) – you could turn them all into moving images.

Right in time for Valentine’s Day, Jason uploaded the music video for his new song of appreciation entitled Thank You. In the video, he uses the different colors of the cubes to make a portrait of his significant other. Using stop-motion techniques, the Rubik’s Cubes then move the portrait and provide the rest of the music video.

Director Ross Ching and his team appear to have used stop-motion techniques to create the portrait and video sequence by rearranging the 500 cubes to make each frame just right. And you thought that solving a Rubik’s Cube was challenging – try making videos with them.

Check out the music video to see the all the cubes in action. The best part begins at around 1:37.

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