What Did I Just Watch?: 'In A Nutshell', A Weird But Impressive Stop-Motion Video That Tries To Capture The World In A Nutshell

January 18, 2019

This is 'In A Nutshell', a stop-motion video created from 3,000 photographs by filmmaker and animator Fabio Friedli of YK Studios that "distills the story of human existence in just under five minutes and delivers a profound and moving thesis on this thing we call life." I mean I guess that's what I watched? Honestly I was just really confused, mostly because I was expecting a pistachio documentary. I love these things. *tosses one in air, leans back to catch, takes it right in the eye* "GW, did you just--" Not another word.

Keep going for the video, but make sure to take a nice pause at 2:45 to stop and reflect on what you've seen so far.

Thanks to Zootghost, who agrees the last thing you want to find in a nutshell is a worm. I didn't eat cashews for nine years.

  • Juju Kids
  • Juju Kids
  • Nicholas Conrad

    5 minutes? Who has that kind of time?

  • GeneralDisorder

    I skipped through it and honestly wouldn't recommend anyone watch it. It makes less sense than most of my dreams.

  • Wooder

    Love the Trump stab at 3:33...right after the wall pictures..perfect!

  • GeneralDisorder

    Pretty half-assed putting a US style prison jumpsuit with a hood over its head and hands behind its back. When the hell has that happened in this country? Except for terrorists and spies which literally every country does.

  • FearlessFarris

    Wait, I've been lead to believe that the US is the only country in which walls exist, or borders are enforced. Are you also trying to tell me that other countries oppose terrorists and spies? LIES!

  • Bling Nye

    "distills the story of human existence in just under five minutes and delivers a profound and moving thesis on this thing we call life." Uhhhh, nope. Seemed a lot more like an exercise in free association involving anthropogenic items, at best.

    I want my 5 minutes back.

  • sizzlepants

    Agreed. I'm not sure what drugs you need to be on so this makes sense but it has to be stronger than weed.

    I'd like my buzz back please.

  • Geekologie

    I'll give you three and a half, final offer

  • Bling Nye

    Deal. I only watched about 3 minutes anyway, it just felt like 5.

    Now I'm going to squander the extra 30 seconds on bad dad jokes:

    "What's a pirate's favorite letter?"
    "Easy, it's 'RRrr...'"
    "AYE, you'd think so but TIS THE 'C'!"

    "How do you get dragon milk? From a cow with really short legs."

    "I saw an ad for a radio that said, 'Radio for sale, $1, volume knob stuck on full'... and I knew it was an offer I couldn't turn down."

    "I bought these shoes from a drug dealer the other day... I'm not sure what they're laced with, but I've been tripping all day."

    "People in Dubai don't like the Flintstones, but people in Abu Dabi DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!"

    "Scientists got bored watching the Earth turn, so after 24 hours, they called it a day."


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