One of the better ones

The trope of photographing oneself every day for a year (or two, or more) and turning it into a stop-motion video is pretty well worn at this point, but the effect is doubtless still cool. This video, however, is by far the most visually interesting of them that I’ve seen.

The Longest Way 1.0 – one year walk/beard grow time lapse from Christoph Rehage on Vimeo.

Most of these self-documentarians choose the same plain background, focussing the viewer’s attention solely on changes in the facial characteristics of the subject. In this video, however, it is the background that is dynamic — in addition to the subject’s facial hair transformation. Titles in the lower third heighten the piece’s storytelling power as well, meriting multiple views to piece things together. Well done.

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