Every year, hundreds of millions of
suckers people desperately spend billions of dollars trying to lose weight. We put ourselves through 2 minute exercise routines, start crash-diets, and try some of the most inane ways to melt away the pounds we have piled upon. Animator Dave Carter’s short is an exaggerated, tongue-in-cheek look at the various ways people could possibly lose weight in under 60 seconds.
Dave says that this is his first clay animation, and adds that this will be (probably) the only time he will “use a hairdryer for 14 hours straight.” The short won the best minute film award at the 2010 Animation Block Party in NYC, and has also been screened at many film festivals.
Note: Be warned that the video is somewhat risqué due to some scenes with poop and drug references.
Link to Dave Carter’s site.