09/12/2011 01:11 pm ET | Updated Nov 12, 2011

Tape Generation Short Film Conjures Up Images Of Death By Tape (VIDEO)

This two-and-a-half minute stop-motion film may as well have been a feature film, considering the amount of time it took to make. The filmmaker behind "Tape Generations," Johan Rijpma, commented on his video that he worked on the project for about six months. "I tried many different compositions and then made a selection," Rijpma wrote. "A single composition could take more than 12 hours to develop/breakdown." For this reason alone, you must watch this film.

But there are other reasons, too. In his bio, it notes that Rijpma uses films to study his "unpredictable environment." This comes across loud and clear in "Tape Generations," which starts off simply enough with rolls of tape moving around on their own accord. But the environment unpredictably takes a dark turn when the rolls start banding together, and you're not too far off from a death-by-tape nightmare.


Tape Generations from johan rijpma on Vimeo.