One of the most tedious activities of the modern era is staring at load screens. What used to be the exclusive province of video games has now become a big part of everyday life, as we wait for stuff like Gmail, Spotify, and our computers’ operating systems to hurry up and do what they’re supposed to. Stop-motion animator Raphael Vangelis has made some lemonade out of these annoying lemons, though, and it’s called Analogue Loaders.
Analogue Loaders is a stop-motion animated short that lasts about two minutes, but which Vangelis says took him about 18 months to complete, even with the use of a 3D printer. The end result is somewhat reminiscent of the work of fellow stop-motioneer PES, but with its own special flavor (and one that might make you look at that Gmail loader a little more tolerantly next time).
You can check out Analogue Loaders for yourself below.