Five YouTube Videos That Look Even Better When Turned Into Kaleidoscopes

noah | May 6, 2009 1:00 pm

Today’s Internet curio that should hold your attention for at least 10 minutes: Yooouuutuuube, a Flash-heavy site that breaks down clips frame-by-frame, shrinks those frames down, then creates a huge matrix of flipbooks, each going through the embedded video on its own timetable. It’s one of those sites with a lot of rabbit-hole potential, which is why I’ve decided to share five clips that look pretty amazing when put through it; feel free to share your own.

(The embeds are of the originals; the stretched-out versions are linked from the titles.)

5. “Mexican Breakfast.”

Sadly, clips that aren’t embeddable can’t be processed by the site’s backend, so you’re out of luck if you want to multiply Beyonce and her dancers a billion times. Here’s hoping this will make up for it.

4. Lykke Li, “Little Bit.”

You thought this video was straightforward when you saw it originally, right? Well, now, it will make you see stars.

3. Billy Idol, “Eyes Without A Face.”

I like to think that this site will also make people appreciate the sort of cinematography that is striking even when it’s shrunk down to thumbnail size.

2. Kate Bush, “Wuthering Heights.”

Because there’s never enough Kate Bush.

1. “Shrimp Running On A Treadmill With The Benny Hill Theme.”

You already know.

[HT Nick Minichino]