Pixelated – in a Good Way

Every now and then I come across a piece of software that makes me think “damn, that’s cool.”  Most recently, I’ve been playing with thumber.  It’s a simple premise: feed it a Quicktime .mov and it turns it into a post of thumbnails.  Nothing more, nothing less – and the results are beautiful.

Check out the video for Birds by Vitalic:

Here’s what it looks like after being run through thumber:

Awesome stuff.

PS If you like the movie, check out more by Pleix.  I especially like Sometimes.