Earlier this morning I was at Vidcon listening to a panel about experimenting with video forms, and in the panel was the Youtuber Will Darbyshire. Although previously to this I hadn’t known about him, he played one of his videos showing how he had experimented with style to create the video above, and I immediately had to check out his channel. The movie is called simply “39. Asia“, and documents Will’s travel through Asia in a very interesting way.
As you’ll know from watching the video, Asia is shot in an almost retro projector-like way, with odd but still aesthetically pleasing jumpy footage. The reason for this is that the video is entirely made of photos taken in rapid succession and wasn’t even video in the first place. Will took these photos and made this amazing video through them, which is a wonderful creation in itself, but the audio is a whole other accomplishment. The authentic sounds of Asia accompanied by the beautiful photos makes for a serene and captivating video, and one that certainly experimented with form in a way that created a great result.