William Witte’s Screengrab: a cool experimental short made without computer tricks. (VIDEO)

Watch a Dazzling, 90-Second Short Made Without CGI

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May 1 2013 1:26 PM

Watch 90 Dazzling Seconds With No CGI

We’re still not quite sure how, exactly, film editor Will Witte created “Screengrab,” an experimental short involving objects as simple as a piece of paper and scissors—apparently, he used no CGI—but the result is nothing short of dazzling.

The film begins fairly simply, but quickly morphs into a quick, complex arrangement of images layered upon images. Presumably stop-motion techniques were involved? Maybe it’s better just to savor the illusion.

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(Via Colossal.)

Aisha Harris is a Slate staff writer.

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