The Mixable Dancer
OK, this is actually a bit frightening. I must admit that the first thing that came to mind here was the disturbing bunny from Donnie Darko and all the nightmarish imagery he brings with him. But after getting past the initial fright, I found the concept rather interesting.
This video, Henrik Leichsenring’s The Mixable Dancer, is described as the “world’s first youtube mixable music video.”
It features a dancing bunny at left, and a grid of 11 interactive boxes at the right, where the viewer can click a particular box to change both the music and the style of bunny hop at will. All song segments are heavy on the electronica, with slight variations to each.
Important: You’ll have to allow the entire video to load before you begin clicking away.
Admittedly the first 11 boxes are simply jumping the shuttle to an assigned point in the video time line, but the result is still nifty and opens the doors to other interface-driven video ideas: perhaps a choose-your-own-adventure story? Remixed videos?
I dunno, but I had a decent laugh.