09
Apr
1

If you've ever wondered what a small city made entirely of smartphones would look like, wonder no more. Pantech created just such a city using 500 Vega Number 6 smartphones - appropriately enough, they call it Vega City.

Now that you know the setting, let's talk about why the company made this little place: for its new stop motion animated movie. Basically, the phones make up the entire city; walls, "streets," buildings – the whole nine yards. Atop this digital cityscape, a flexible young lass does her best to elude her attackers in this impressive 1:35 micro-flick.

Check it out in action down below, but make sure to watch the entire thing for a closer look at what it took to make the video happen after the feature is over.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://twitter.com/lusky3 lusky3

    170 hours of shooting for a 1:35 clip. Dedication.

  • GraveUypo

    at first i was like "why would they need 500 smartphones for this?" then i noticed the scenery was made out of smartphones :<

  • Julio M

    Hopefully each of these devices finds a customer.

  • wolfkabal

    Other than the background, it probably could have been done with about 10-15 phones..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=667020551 Jose Torres

    Yea but...their phones still SUCK

  • Dan

    what was the need for stop motion, i guess to show customers they're dedicated.
    In the last part of the vid you can clearly see they were in after effects for compositing. And even had a previz of the entire shot. Why not make everything digital.
    Cell phone rendering is VERY easy to achieve, so they would look realistic. Making paper look realistic is also easy, especially if making cg look like stop motion.
    So with the cell phones laid out, you would make a animated cg paper representing the people. Then shoot the actors and map them on the animated cg paper. Less time, more efficient and could pull off crazy moves etc.

    • http://twitter.com/Atyp3 David Steven

      Cg costs a lot of money though...

  • Duncan Jaffrey

    Simply amazing.

  • PINJ

    Which Isnt At All Inspired By The Sony Xperia Z Wall.

  • spirit

    And the point is???

  • silaslenz

    The making was more impressive than the result.

  • TylerChappell

    This is by far the most impressive thing Pantech has ever done.

  • Dan

    Ha! So Pantech phones aren't worthless.

  • József Király

    Not bad, but some of the scenes (the 3d flip-during-jump á lá Matrix style) feels a bit unlike stop motion. All together a really good ad, and well thought out.

  • Pastadude

    It looks like it says VEGAN instead of VEGA N6. Probably not the best name.

    • Matthew Fry

      LOL. I saw that too.

  • http://profiles.google.com/danielm.nc Daniel Marcus

    Did Pantech just become cool!?

  • yheel

    Very cool..

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