Entitled The New American, this awesome motion graphics animation video was created by designer Nando Costa using a painstaking method we’ve never seen before: each of the 800+ animation frames used to create this video is a laser-engraved block of maple. Nando’s meticulous process took nearly two years to complete.
“As seen in the video, each frame is unique. Aside from the design of each frame itself being distinct, small variances that naturally occur in the laser engraving process as well as the different wood grain of each frame naturally created subtle shifts of the position of the artwork. An effect that I was particularly interested in and that could naturally be achieved in digital assembly, but that I was much more excited about re-creating with real objects.”
Some of the wood block frames used to created this video are available for purchased via Etsy.