Teen Lip Syncs Queen With Stop Motion

PHOTO: Matt Perren/YouTube

Matt Perren/YouTube

This young man created a video of himself lip syncing Queen’s Don’t Stop Me Now, but instead of a straight video, like normal people do, he took photos of himself to animate the lip sync in a stop-motion effect.

“I made a very simple lip sync animation for the song, and adjusted the frame rate to determine how long I’d have to take pictures for,” Matt Perren explained in a YouTube comment. “Then everyday I’ve taken two pictures [one for the start and one for the end of the video] and they gradually make their way towards the middle of the video.”

So that’s all very nice. Glad this young man did something to set himself apart from the hundreds of thousands of people his age looking for college acceptance. We all have to emphasize our individualism on the Internet somehow, you know. But I can’t help but kind of feel like three years is kind of a long time to spend on such a project. I kind of want to tell this young man, “Look! You’re young! Go out and enjoy the world and be young and silly and make mistakes outside and socialize and take advantage of these years!” Life has to be worth more than creative screenshots taken over an extremely long period of time.

There is obviously tremendous creativity and dedication in this young man. He can do more, right! Then again, I work on the Internet.


The heart of what’s viral online – whether it’s a video or image – can be found here for your reposting.

comments powered by Disqus

Race and Racism

Young Black Men in 'Suits and Ties' Want You to Know They're Not 'Thugs'

Donning slacks, shiny shoes, collard shirts and ties, the students from the African-American clubs at Champaign Central and Centennial High Schools in Illinois appear in a YouTube video looking like they're ready for their GQ Magazine close-up to the sounds of Justin Timberlake's song, "Suit and Tie." By presenting themselves in a much more 'put together' manner than your average young person, their intention with the video was to counter the "negative images of young African-American males in the media," according to their YouTube channel .