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A History of Evil

Ole Magnus Saxegård

Fire poster burde vel vanligvis være nok fra én person iløpet av en dag. Men når en av dine beste venner, som du ser veldig sjeldnt fordi han bor på andre siden av kloden, har fått over 922.000 views på en animasjonsvideo han la ut på youTube, da er det på sin plass med dagens femte.

Videoen jeg snakker om er ‘A History of Evil’. Det var et studentprosjekt laget av 23 Ã¥r gamle Ole Magnus SaxegÃ¥rd fra Sarpsborg, men som tildaglig jobber og bor i Sydney – der han i desember gikk ut fra UTS med en Bachelor i lomma.

‘A History of Evil’ was intended to show what people have believed in and pointed to as evil throughout history. It was meant to get you to think about what evil really is. It is meant to show that when we get too obsessed with “evil” we might end up taking part in it ourselves.

Go Omægg!!


Litt mer utfyllende forklaring fra Omagg selv;

Animated Documentary-Mockumentary about Evil in western civilization from Ancient Greece to present day.

After all the comments I feel like some clarification is in order, but firstly, to you guys that liked it:

Thanks, you’ve made my day.

The film was intended to show what people have believed in and pointed to as evil throughout history. It was meant to get you to think about what evil really is. It is meant to show that when we get too obsessed with “evil” we might end up taking part in it ourselves.

One has to separate evil and human cruelty. Human cruelty is people not being nice to one another. Evil is soemthing else, it is something we have created, a word and a concept for things that are not acceptable. It is a label for things that we do not understand and dont want to understand.

But is evil really ever a complete explanation for anything?

A lot of bad deeds has been done in the name of good. The people that did them ment good, are they evil?

OK, and finally,
This video is not meant to:

-blame wester culture and people for all the “evil” in the world. I’m european, and thought that I better stick to my own history.
-blame religion for all the evil in the world.
-claim that God is dead. (It is simply a reference to the philosopher Nietzsce, look him up.)
-offend anyone, race, religion, gender or sexual orientation.
-claim that Elvis was evil.
-be an exact and complete account of the actual events that has taken place throughout history.

This was a student project, hence the “unfinishedness” and abrupt ending. I ran out of time. I might update it later.

It was animated frame by frame in flash and composited and textured in AfterEffects.

Postet av Erland

[ 4C ] [ February 25, 2008 ] [ Design & Illustrasjon - Film ]

  1. uglylogo
    February 25th, 2008 at 22:59

    fet. After FX eller?

  2. Chob
    February 25th, 2008 at 23:30

    flash + after effects, it is!

  3. kristogger
    February 26th, 2008 at 11:14

    nice bilde!

  4. Asshole
    February 28th, 2008 at 10:26

    Omægg the man! dyktig liten kille!! :)