Blade Runner Revisited

This is fantastic:

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An experimental film in tribute to Ridley Scott’s legendary film “Blade Runner” (1982) This film was made as a unique picture with a resolution of 60.000 x 60.000 pixels (3.6 gigapixels) It was made with 167,819 frames from ‘Blade Runner’.

1. First step : the “picture” of the film
I extracted the 167,819 frames from ‘Blade Runner’ (final cut version,1h 51mn 52s 19i) then I assembled all these images to obtain one gigantic image of colossal dimensions : a square of approximately 60,000 pixels on one side alone, 3.5 gigapixels (3500 million  pixels)

2. Second step : an illusion
I placed a virtual camera above this big picture. So what you see is like an illusion, because contrary to appearances there is only one image. It is in fact the relative movement of the virtual camera flying over this massive image which creates the animated film, like a film in front of a projector.