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This time-lapse Queen tribute took 3 years and 1,100 selfies

This is a great way to put all of your daily selfies to good use.


Michelle Jaworski

Internet Culture

Posted on Jan 6, 2014   Updated on May 31, 2021, 10:13 pm CDT

This is a great way to put all of your daily selfies to good use.

More than three years ago, Matt Perren got the idea to animate photos of himself to a song. He’d take a photo or two every day until he had 1,000 frames to work with.

He bounced the idea off a friend, who suggested that he set his project to Queen.

“I made a very simple lip sync animation for the song, and adjusted the frame rate to determine how long I’d have to take pictures for,” he explained in a YouTube comment. “Then everyday I’ve taken two pictures [one for the start and one for the end of the video] and they gradually make their way towards the middle of the video.”

After 1,101 days, he had his video. Even as you watch Perren lip-synching, you can see him grow older and younger again before your eyes.

It might not be an Olympic feat, like these selfies—but it’s no less impressive.

H/T Hypervocal | Photo via Matt Perren/YouTube

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*First Published: Jan 6, 2014, 12:04 pm CST