François Vautier took every frame of Blade Runner, laid them out as one giant image, and allowed a virtual camera to pan over it. The result? "Blade Runner revisited," a spectacle that will leave you dreaming of electric sheep.
Here's exactly what you're watching:
1>first step : the "picture" of the film
I extracted the 167,819 frames from 'Blade Runner' (final cut version,1h51mn52s19i)
then I assembled all these images to obtain one gigantic image of colossal dimensions : a square of approximately 60,000 pixels on one side alone, 3.5 gigapixels (3500 million pixels)
2> second step : an illusion
I placed a virtual camera above this big picture. So what you see is like an illusion, because contrary to appearances there is only one image. It is in fact the relative movement of the virtual camera flying over this massive image which creates the animated film, like a film in front of a projector.
Nothing like some Vangelis to kick off your September. Many thanks for the tip, Log1c!