Animator Wahyu Ichwandardi is creating the retro take on the clip using vintage programs, and he's been documenting the process since he started last month.
To give you an idea of how painstakingly detailed the project is, it took him a month to create 470 frames, which amounts to just 38 seconds of the video.
Below, get a behind-the-scenes look at Ichwandardi's progress so far, and be sure to stay tuned for the final full video — hopefully soon.
Trying to capture Donald Glover's motion in MacPaint. pic.twitter.com/gL7JErrJpN— Wahyu Ichwandardi (@pinot) June 9, 2018
Line test with MacroMind Video Works. pic.twitter.com/o6lifEzPGH— Wahyu Ichwandardi (@pinot) June 11, 2018
GIF test. pic.twitter.com/8ie4YTdy2k— Wahyu Ichwandardi (@pinot) June 12, 2018
Time-lapse on MacPaint. pic.twitter.com/V3KQC8plj2— Wahyu Ichwandardi (@pinot) June 14, 2018
Synchronizing the first 15 seconds. pic.twitter.com/fhofEeSWzy— Wahyu Ichwandardi (@pinot) June 18, 2018
The workstation.— Wahyu Ichwandardi (@pinot) June 24, 2018
- Macintosh 128K with MacPaint 1.5 & Summagraphics MacTablet.
- Macintosh SE with MacroMind VideoWorks & Apple 1GB External SCSI hard drive.
- BMOW Floppy Emu for data transfer via SD card. pic.twitter.com/eSeAeOwGQj
In case you want to create a flipbook animation, go ahead and print the sequence. pic.twitter.com/DBMF3hHQdp— Wahyu Ichwandardi (@pinot) July 4, 2018
A month later: 470 frames, 38 seconds of Donald Glover dance. Timelapse of the actual MacPaint files. pic.twitter.com/7D7Uf0CdU1— Wahyu Ichwandardi (@pinot) July 9, 2018
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