“349” is a Stop-Motion Short Film Drawn by over 300 Illustrators

From the film "349"

Filmmaker and artist Kristen Lauth Shaeffer put together 349, a gorgeous stop-motion animation composed from over 300 illustrations by over 300 artists. The participants were given a theme and were encouraged to express their personal style.

The author explained the process under the video posted on Vimeo, writing:

“To create 349, a dance performance was videotaped and converted into a series of still frames. Over the span of two years, 349 different people each redrew one of these frames after being asked to “draw yourself and someone with whom you have a significant connection.” The resulting drawings were scanned, sequenced, and synced to music to create the short animated dance film.”

And now it’s here – enjoy!