Stop-Motion Music Video Created In Excel [Video]
YouTube user Mystery Guitar Man creates a unique animation with spreadsheets.
Instead of typing formulas or numbers into Microsoft Office's Excel, YouTube user Mystery Guitar Man created what could be described as a work of ‘digital pointillism,' filling spreadsheet cells with various colors to create a unique stop-motion music video of himself dancing and playing musical instruments.
To create the video, Mystery Guitar Man first filmed himself in front of a green screen and then digitally layered a mosaic pattern over the images. The mosaic pattern created a pixelated effect that broke the images into distinct ‘blocks' of color. Mystery Guitar Man then used the images as reference, manually translating each pixel of every image (730 in total!) into an Excel spreadsheet cell.