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Michna’s Solid Gold

Mixing stop motion and motion design, director Christophe Thockler searches for “beauty in the mundane” for Michna’s Solid Gold. The 2015 music video features 60 rocks from 15 different countries. He explains:

“I like to think about the idea that the casting of this video is made of ancient majestic characters from all around the world, it’s also a tribute to nature, with small bits of our planet dancing together during three minutes.”

Identify all of the rocks used in the video on Thockler’s site.

rocks - solid gold video
rocks - solid gold video
rocks - solid gold video
Next, from The Ring of Truth: Molten gold transforms into gold leaf. Plus: Melodious stone instruments called lithophones, Space Rocks: Comets, asteroids, meteors, & meteorites, and The Amazing Life of Sand.

Bonus: Make Incredible Egg Geodes and All That Glitters: The History of Shiny Things.

via The Awesomer.

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