Animator Marquese "Nonstop" Scott has come up with a brilliant formula for success. Step one: Find a striking and/or picturesque setting. Step two: Choose a dubstep or pop song that's super earworm-y. Step three: Film himself performing an impossibly seamless display of superhuman control in that setting, to that song. Step four: Post the clip to YouTube. Step five: Watch the internet explode.
Rinse and repeat.
But seriously: Scott, who's also a member of Dragon House Crew, routinely racks up hundreds of thousands of views on his vids. (The most successful, set to Foster the People's "Pumped Up Kicks," has 118 million and counting.) So we’re always excited to see his latest.
This morning, Scott released another mind-bending clip—but he tweaked his formula slightly. Rather than opting for high-energy dubstep, he chose "The Jacka*s" by No More featuring Lime Kid—a chillstep track that's, well, chill, almost dreamy. To echo its mood, Scott slowed down his typical rapid-fire, tick-tick-tick style. Half the time, it literally looks like a slo-mo edit; if there weren't a fountain running in the back of the shot, people would probably assume the footage had been altered.
The result is an animation meditation. There's always a stream-of-consciousness logic to Scott's phrases; when they're slowed down this way, we can see how each movement "thought" leads to the next.