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Check out this stop motion film made from 852 different Instagram users

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Even when you think you're being original on Instagram, chances are someone might be snapping and sharing a very similar shot, even from the same location. Videographer Thomas Jullien combined 852 different Instagram user photos to prove the point, creating a crowdsourced stop-motion video.

Set to the soundtrack of the Black Keys' "Gold on the Ceiling," the video takes you on a tour of several popular tourists destinations and also explores some commonly Instagrammed themes. Airplane wing? Check! Railroad tracks? Check! Elaborate eye makeup selfies? You betcha! All the photos are carefully put together to tell a day-in-the-life story of an Instagrammer on the go. Watch it at the top of the page.

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Total comments: 19
Serge Yavorski
By Serge Yavorski (6 months ago)

Like someone already mentioned, too much effort for a meager result.

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Ray Pfeiffer - BlindEye Photography

It illustrates a point...... not sure which one other than there are lots of cameras snapping pics of most everything most of the time. Oh, the days of film.

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SergioSpain
By SergioSpain (7 months ago)

either this guy had a lot of unpaid interns sorting through thousands of pictures, or he just wasted a week of his life (or more), and all for a 100-second video that doesn't really amount to much. It's interesting but way too much effort for very little return. Unless it was done as a labor of love. But anyway, I'm ranting...

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Undah
By Undah (7 months ago)

Ok, that was pretty cool!

How did he collect all these pictures from instagram? Or is instragram one of those sites that can do whatever it wants with your images?

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PhotoKhan
By PhotoKhan (7 months ago)

Awww...No lattes with drawn hearts?...Bummer.

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Joe Ogiba
By Joe Ogiba (8 months ago)

I also like "Where the Hell is Matt?" that was done with short video clips.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlfKdbWwruY

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Ansel Spear
By Ansel Spear (8 months ago)

Good call. I hadn't seen this before.

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xoio
By xoio (8 months ago)

Clever but it is actually nauseating to watch...

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skogredd
By skogredd (8 months ago)

Has been done at least once a year ago:
https://vimeo.com/42381325
as pointed out by:
https://vimeo.com/oterolucas

It ALL about creating hype, not about creativity.

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Gearóid Ó Laoi, Garry Lee
By Gearóid Ó Laoi, Garry Lee (8 months ago)

Big effort and different, but not my cup of tea but then, there's no accounting for taste! May be someone else's nectar!

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EStewy
By EStewy (8 months ago)

Thank you for that.

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edu T
By edu T (8 months ago)

(what I'd like to know is) WHO's the soundtrack by...?
a nice juxtaposition of '70s-ish all-too-familiar elements --hence the integration with the cliche images-- but with the bonus of elaborate, haunting vocal harmonies (0'48").
thanks anyone!

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edu T
By edu T (8 months ago)

Thanks, Laureen, I see you added the info to the copy.

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RoelHendrickx
By RoelHendrickx (8 months ago)

The soundtrack is 'Gold on the Ceiling' by the Black Keys.
Here's the same (full) song used for a dynamic slideshow of volleyball images:
http://roelh.zenfolio.com/p1046028174/h5854a698#h5854a698

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edu T
By edu T (8 months ago)

Thanks, Rowel. Loved your painstakingly well done volley sequence, http://roelh.zenfolio.com/p1046028174/h5854a698#h5854a698 . (BTW it was a neat touch, setting the axes of most of the zooming in/out action on those off-center balls.)

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RoelHendrickx
By RoelHendrickx (8 months ago)

It's a testament to how un-original we all are .
But fun to watch nonetheless. At least once.

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Karroly
By Karroly (8 months ago)

Hopefully most of us do not take pictures to be original, but to keep memories... and do not feel the need to post them on social networks.

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KariIceland
By KariIceland (7 months ago)

Karroly you just missed the ENTIRE point of photography, congratulations. Photography is about expressing yourself and creativity, not snapshots.

Comment edited 27 seconds after posting
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Tungsten Nordstein
By Tungsten Nordstein (7 months ago)

>Photography is about expressing yourself and creativity, not snapshots.

Can't it be both?

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