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Metropolis by Rob Carter

Metropolis by Rob Carter

Posted on 7 May 2009 by Justin Ruckman

watch this video on Vimeo

The above video is only the last 3 minutes of Rob Carter’s Metropolis, a stop-motion retrospective of Charlotte’s growth from a Native American trading path to a post-apocalyptic jungle.

You can watch the piece in its entirety over at Carter’s website.

Props to @jritch for finding this.


  1. Matthew 7 May 2009 at 9:53 AM

    That was pretty awesome. I now want to see the whole video. Great find!

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    Justin Ruckman 7 May 2009 at 9:54 AM

    The whole video is on his website.

  3. Rhi Bowman 7 May 2009 at 10:23 AM

    Yep. SimCity.

    The ending reminds me of the book “Earth Abides.”

    Great find, Justin.

  4. Charlie Pratt 7 May 2009 at 12:54 PM

    Freakin’ SWEET.

  5. Matthew Vincent 8 May 2009 at 10:52 PM

    Climate Change? No. Nuclear Holocaust? No. Asteroid? No. Jesus’ Return? No. No, humankind will meet there demise when the world is drowned in Grape Nuts.

    Seriously, though, fantastic. Lovely Sound FX.

  6. Jason Keath 8 May 2009 at 10:59 PM

    insanely badass

  7. Brandon Uttley 12 May 2009 at 9:22 PM

    Wow. That is phenomenal work.