July 31, 2013
I came across these funny YouTube videos (beware though a little racy) with millions of views.
They are done using stick figures (or the more provocative term the creators use).
The focus is on 2 friends--"Red" and "Blue" and their interactions with other varied colored figures.
I think the stick figures are a brilliant way to tell about them and their exploits, so that you focus on their inner characters and their message and not on their superficial body looks.
Also, the notion of "color" for the different people is one hand a easy way to differentiate them, but also seems to have implications for the varied cultures and colors of people throughout the world.
Apparently, there is a YouTube Channel with a whole series of these 2 minute + skits, and now I understand that this stick figure theme is being made into a full length movie.
What I like about these is the simplicity of using these colorful stick figure characters to show life's ups and downs, relationships, and feelings in a very direct straightforward (and also raw) way.
Sort of like seeing and experiencing the complexities of life boiled down in simple and unfiltered way.
While 2 minutes is entertaining, I think 2 hours of this "in your face" would have me wanting to throw these sticks in a great big bon fire, yep. ;-)