What do you get when you mix game-inspired imagery with the melancholy title track of Moby's "Wait for Me" album? If you're Maik Hempel, you get the following:
"Its different to anything I've animated in the past, because essentially the whole clip is made of two-frame cycles," Hempel says of his creation. "I played a lot of Super Mario World to get the right look for it."
The video was concocted for a recent competition held by the artist formally known as Richard Melville Hall and Genero.tv. Hempel didn't take home the top prize, but he was a finalist--an impressive feat considering the contest attracted nearly 500 submissions.