Feel Good Friday – Shine

by admin on August 12, 2011

Using stop-motion animation (with absolutely no computer graphics or effects), more than 700,000 vintage Lite-Brite pegs, and the help of 83 friends who’ll probably never want to look at another Lite-Brite peg for the rest of their lives, the David Crowder Band created the video over the course of 2,150 hours and 148 pizzas. They literally made things with light, and the result–a 2D tale of true love–is electric indeed. – Yahoo Music Blog

http://youtu.be/P8cAU475dQo for those who cannot view embedded videos.

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Tracey August 12, 2011 at 6:56 am

I cried. It was beautiful.

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Chicalola August 12, 2011 at 6:56 am

Incredible and beautiful!

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HelenB August 12, 2011 at 7:04 am

It’s amazing how a bunch of lite-brites could make me cry! This was lovely.

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Rebecca August 12, 2011 at 8:14 am

That was not ‘Feel Good’ :(

So sad!

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Susie August 12, 2011 at 8:26 am

That is incredibly beautiful!

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Krista August 12, 2011 at 8:29 am

Beautiful! That one’s a tear-jerker for sure!

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lkb August 12, 2011 at 8:35 am

Thanks so much for posting this. Beautifully done video with a beautiful message!

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Jay August 12, 2011 at 8:48 am

First time Lite-Brite’s ever made me sad :(

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C. J. August 12, 2011 at 8:52 am

I am literally typing this through tears. It was lovely when he sang, “He has overcome,” as the flower was unfurling. It reminded me of the people I love who I’ve lost, and how, even though it’s hard to say goodbye, it’s infinitely easier because He did.

One of my favorite memories was watching DCB at Spirit Song (at King’s Island) in 2010. They played “Oh, Happiness!” right after it rained, and there was a teeny rainbow, and I was eating a massive rainbow lollipop, and everyone was bouncing those massive inflatable beach balls. It was sheer bliss. I love the David Crowder Band!

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Hellbound Alleee August 12, 2011 at 9:00 am

That made me cry.

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EditorBree August 12, 2011 at 9:12 am

That. Is. AWESOME!

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Aje August 12, 2011 at 10:36 am

My first thought when I read the description was ‘man, too much time on their hands’ but that changed as I watched it. Beautiful

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JGM August 12, 2011 at 11:07 am

I couldn’t even finish watching the video, it made me cry!

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Athena Carson August 12, 2011 at 11:07 am

Very cool!

I liked it when the frog hops out of the lite brite and he puts it right back. Also very cool how the little plant he gave her right in the beginning blooms and grows at the end of the video – a reminder that (even very small) positive, life-affirming things we do have a way of growing and “blooming” beyond our wildest dreams.

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Katy August 12, 2011 at 11:09 am

Lite Brites have only made me cry before when I spent hours making a picture and the bulb had burnt out when I went to turn it on. Mind you I was four, but still… I never imagined it would make me cry because there was something so beautiful done with it.

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ladycrim August 12, 2011 at 11:55 am

I had no idea a Lite-Brite could be so moving …

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Chocobo August 12, 2011 at 1:07 pm

That was really cool, thanks for sharing!

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Another Laura August 12, 2011 at 1:08 pm

I have heard that song many times, but that is the first time I saw the video (though I had heard it involved Lite Brite). Beautiful, sad but then glorious because He has overcome. My favorite DCB song is O How He Loves Us!

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ellesee August 12, 2011 at 2:26 pm

very beautiful! it reminded me of the beginning of UP.

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lnelson1218 August 12, 2011 at 2:50 pm

Yes, it was sad, but a beautiful tribute to someone

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Kippie August 12, 2011 at 3:19 pm

And that is why DCB is one of my favorites!

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TychaBrahe August 12, 2011 at 5:10 pm
Etta Kett August 12, 2011 at 10:25 pm

Wow, that was beautiful. Will definitely share.

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AS August 13, 2011 at 1:24 pm

Very sweet!

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magicdomino August 13, 2011 at 6:40 pm

Who knew you could get so much emotion out of a Lite Bright.

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IzzyforRealz August 15, 2011 at 11:09 am

Beautiful song, beautiful video, but even if I didn’t like either you have to respect the sheer amount of work that went into making it. It must have taken something like hundreds of hours to move everything, photograph it, and then put it together.

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