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Queen Rocks A Kid Through Puberty And Back Again: VIDEO


Every day for about three years, YouTuber Matthew Perren took two photos of himself, making sure to shape his mouth in-sync to the lyrics of Queen's upbeat song, "Don't Stop Me Now."

He eventually put all 1,101 days worth of photos together into one video, and that video shows him singing the song as he ages from 15 to 18. Then at 0:55, he continues singing as ages backwards from a young man to a young teen again — it's kinda magnificent.

See the video and learn how he did it AFTER THE JUMP…

The Daily Dot quotes Perren regarding his technique:

“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… 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.”

If you wanna see another inspired take on Queen's classic, don't forget Shaun of the Dead's zombie pummeling version.

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  1. I love the random creativity of youtube. It can't be easy syncing mouth movements over 1,101 pics. He needs to keep this going for a few more years to be a nice counterpoint to that 30-year-old guy dancing in his underwear with his 20-year-old self to "Landslide".

    Posted by: will | Jan 7, 2014 9:56:15 AM

  2. Cool . . . just having the patience to stick to it that long is impressive.

    Posted by: Alan | Jan 7, 2014 10:06:10 AM

  3. Impressive.

    Posted by: bollox | Jan 7, 2014 10:30:06 AM

  4. Nice, he was really cute at 16.

    Posted by: Henry Holland | Jan 7, 2014 10:45:28 AM

  5. That certainly seems like a lot of effort. Kind of wish he'd changed his facial expression a bit, or the backgrounds a bit more often. But if he enjoyed doing it, good for him.

    Posted by: Paul R | Jan 7, 2014 11:51:13 AM

  6. @Henry

    You're really gross at any age above 16.

    Posted by: Will | Jan 7, 2014 11:52:37 AM

  7. Very impressive editing. And from a physiological perspective just how much he changes and to my eye the "suddenness" of the change about 17.5/17.6 years.

    Posted by: Perkin Warbeck | Jan 7, 2014 5:37:01 PM

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