There's a million videos of Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off' - from the parodies to the ridiculous dance styles, and everything in between, but this is by far the BEST video done to this song. And all with the art of rotoscoping.

Now this video was created by animation students from the University of Newcastle Australia, using the animation technique of 'rotoscoping.' Rotoscoping is where animators trace over already created footage (frame by frame), and use it to create a new work of art. Whether it's adding a special effect - like glowing to an object, or changing the entire background, or whatever.

These students divided up the song (frame by frame), and created their own take of 'Shake It Off.' According to their YouTube Channel,

 49 University of Newcastle Australia animation students were each given 52 frames of Taylor Swift's Shake it Off music video, and together they produced 2767 frames of lovingly hand-drawn rotoscoped animation footage.

...Thank you to all the students of DESN2801: Animation 1 for your enthusiasm, good humour and terrific roto skills!

 

 

Ridiculously cool, right?! I love how the vision from each piece is so different, yet it all fits together so well. Amazing work from these animation students!