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MysterGuitarMan’s latest stop-motion epic filmed on Snapchat

Fruit gets a killer, 8-bit twist.

Feb 29, 2020, 9:18 am*



Rae Votta

Stop-motion is a staple of Web video, but Joe Penna—better known online as MysteryGuitarMan—created his latest masterpiece on Snapchat with only a pile of fruit and tons of patience. 

The resulting “8-bit” adventure turns an orange into our hero on a video-game quest to take down menacing fruits. It levels up and follows popular gaming tropes, set to upbeat music.

Penna took to Reddit to answer questions about how he made the masterpiece. To get the video to flow seamlessly his team shot 30 frames per second, with the majority doubled. In total, there are 2,364 screenshots in the clip, so Penna wasn’t lying about it taking “a LOT of free time.” While this proves Snapchat is rife for interesting creation, there might not be as many creators out there with the patience.

H/T VentureBeat 

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*First Published: Apr 1, 2016, 6:32 pm