Carnival, or Mardi Gras as we know it, is the traditionally Catholic festival that occurs before Lent each year. It is celebrated around the world, but Rio de Janeiro holds the record for the largest, and most famous, Carnival party. Traditionally it was celebrated as a way to use up and get rid of all of the fatty foods, meats, sweets, and alcohol that were given up during Lent. This was done by throwing a huge party as a last hurrah for the next 40 days. The Rio de Janeiro carnival has become a huge tourist event accounting for the majority of the nations annual tourism.
Jarbas Agnelli and Keith Loutit captured the tourism, the parade, the party, and the overall Samba feel of the Carnival in their tilt-shift style video created from 167,978 photos (five days worth) of stills. Watching the video, you forget that they are still shots and the effect of the tilt-shift makes everything look like claymation. A genius way to change the regular perspective of a larger than life festival.
The City of Samba
Via Visual News