Delta Heavy Destroys 80s Classic Toys to 90s Dance Vibes

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Check out this video for “Get By” by UK-based Delta Heavy. For reasons unclear, it features 80s toys and games being chopped up and put through a meat grinder. The stop-motion animated short was directed by Ian Robertson, with illustrations by Annie Ward and visual effects by Matt Cameron. I do think it’s a peculiar combination of aesthetics.

  • If you like nostalgic toys and games, you might not fancy seeing them destroyed.
  • If you enjoy destruction, you’ll probably feel mixed about “90s dance vibes and fresh dub steps”.
  • And if you want to take some good drugs and go dancing, it’s probably a bummer to see someone decapitating a couple of Hungry Hungry Hippos.
Delta Heavy "Get By"

Despite all that, I’ve got to give Delta Heavy and their crew big props for the effort it takes to do stop-motion animation. It’s no easy feat! Per their production notes:

  • 11,008 photographs were taken for the film.
  • 3,184 photographs made the final cut.
  • 80 Rubik’s Cubes were hired for the shoot.
  • 10 hours to animate 18 frames of the Rubik’s Cube equaliser.
  • 148 Subbuteo men hired for the shoot.
  • 99 Red Balloons by Nena is the vinyl record in the opening sequence.
  • 7 Hungry Hippos were harmed during the making of the film.
  • 160 pick-up sticks are equalised.
  • 1 John Hunt Little Champion Pie Machine was used as the record press.
  • 4 hours to shoot the hungry hippos being minced.
  • 12 photographs per second appear in the film.
  • 6 hours to plan and shoot the camera dolly in on the minced Subbuteo.
  • 32 days were spent animating.
Delta Heavy's "Get By"

Delta Heavy’s new album, Down The Rabbit Hole, which includes the track “Get Heavy,” will be released worldwide on May 28th, 2012. Check out the video.

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