'The Lorax' as Projected Against Snowstorm Nemo is Quite Stunning

The Lorax projected on snow
Photo: Brian Maffitt

The headline says it all, Brian Maffitt of Chestnut Ridge, New York set up his Canon EOS 7D and projected Dr. Seuss' The Lorax against the recent snowstorm dubbed Nemo by the Weather Channel and the video above is the result.

In an email correspondence with The Atlantic, Maffitt chose The Lorax "for the sole reason that it was at the top of the list under 'Children's Movies' on Netflix" where he presumed the films with the highest level of color saturation would reside.

As the snow came down, Maffitt tells The Atlantic "the intended colors were lost, replaced by pure red, green, and blue dots, produced by the rotating color wheel on the front of the single-chip DLP video projector."

As much as I hate The Lorax, I have to admit, Maffitt has found a way for me to watch it for one minute and 46 seconds... Good on him.

The picture above is a screen capture from the full video which you can watch directly below. You can find more images on Maffitt's Flickr page right here.

  • http://www.twitter.com/GregDinskisk GregDinskisk

    Thank you for putting this out here, Brad, it was beautiful.

  • Gabby

    That was gorgeous, the music was a nice touch. Definitely worth a watch.

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  • Kimberlesk

    Wow, that was beautiful. Thx for sharing. Best way to watch The Lorax.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/DavidG/ David Gaillardetz

    Wow, who would've thought something could make the Lorax beautiful?

  • AJ

    How he didn't opt to project "Finding Nemo" out into it, I'll never fathom. Still, neat results.

    • http://www.twitter.com/GregDinskisk GregDinskisk

      He said that he was on Netflix Instant and that The Lorax was the first one to show up under Children's Animation, or whatever the category is.