Students Create A Stunning Animated Version Of Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” Video

49 students produced 2,767 hand-drawn, animated frames to recreate Swift’s famous video.

Taylor Swift’s energetic, fan-centric “Shake It Off” video was already hella cool, being viewed over 809 million times so far (!!!). But a class of animation students just reimagined the vid in an incredibly cool way.

Taylor Swift's energetic, fan-centric

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In what I would call a ~dream assignment~, 49 “Animation 1” students at the University of Newcastle were each given 52 frames (about 3 seconds each) of Swift’s video to rotoscope — an animation technique where you trace over footage to draw and animate.

In what I would call a ~dream assignment~, 49

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In total, they produced 2,767 frames of hand-drawn rotoscoped footage to recreate the entire video, which apparently took about a month to complete.

In total, they produced 2,767 frames of hand-drawn rotoscoped footage to recreate the entire video, which apparently took about a month to complete.

University of Newcastle / Plasmatic Research Laboratory / youtube.com

And their hard work and patience paid off, because the result is pretty much incredible.

And their hard work and patience paid off, because the result is pretty much incredible.

University of Newcastle / Plasmatic Research Laboratory / youtube.com


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Students Create A Stunning Animated Version Of Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” Video

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