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Watch An Incredible Hand-Drawn Version Of "Shake It Off"

49 students produced 2,767 hand-drawn, animated frames to recreate Swift's famous video.

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Taylor Swift's energetic, fan-centric "Shake It Off" video was already hella cool, being viewed over 809 million times so far (!!!). But a class of animation students just reimagined the vid in an incredibly cool way.

In what I would call a ~dream assignment~, 49 "Animation 1" students at the University of Newcastle were each given 52 frames (about 3 seconds each) of Swift's video to rotoscope — an animation technique where you trace over footage to draw and animate.


Watch the animated video below:

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University of Newcastle / Plasmatic Research Laboratory /