What Jelly Bellies are good for

by Russ Roberts on November 7, 2011

in Beautiful

You can see how it was made here. Crazy world.

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Rob November 7, 2011 at 1:21 pm

Thanks Russ. I just sent this to my girlfriend. :-)

tomharvey November 7, 2011 at 2:20 pm

This is not how Pixar would have done it!

Dangph November 7, 2011 at 7:11 pm

Exactly. The same effect could have been achieved at a fraction of the time and cost with computer graphics. I can’t help thinking the whole thing was a colossal waste of effort. It looks like it was more of an exercise in endurance rather than of skill.

The song itself was great. I’m sure Kina Grannis could have found something better to do with her time than to lie on a piece of glass for a year. There’s nothing admirable about doing that. I can’t imagine someone like, say, Lou Reed lying on a piece of glass for a year.

Captain Profit November 8, 2011 at 9:02 am

The equivalent of Lou’s unique vocal delivery could be easily produced at low cost with a synthesized voice application but that wouldn’t be quite the same, either. (although you have given me an idea for my next xtranormal project)

Rob November 9, 2011 at 12:28 am

Don’t know if you’re being facetious….but the real point is I suppose, what business is it of yours what she does with her time?

Jon Murphy November 7, 2011 at 2:54 pm

Great video!

Becky Hargrove November 7, 2011 at 3:04 pm


W.E. Heasley November 7, 2011 at 3:46 pm

288,000 Jelly Bellies used to make the video! Wow!!

Jon Murphy November 7, 2011 at 3:50 pm

That’s an awful lot of Jelly Bellies. I wonder who had the pleasure of eating them all?

Captain Profit November 7, 2011 at 4:19 pm

My own video wasn’t a hit, because budget constraints compelled me to use these: http://www.jellybelly.com/Shop/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=95698

W.E. Heasley November 7, 2011 at 5:58 pm

Captain Profit:

Next time, consider this:


Dan Phillips November 7, 2011 at 4:23 pm

I am occasionally asked to give seminars about my line of work. The one thing I always stress is that it takes a lot of work to make it look easy. This video confirms what I say. Thanks for passing this along!

Methinks1776 November 7, 2011 at 7:11 pm

This must be some sort of proof that jelly bellies are “good calories” :)

Stone Glasgow November 8, 2011 at 7:05 pm

1357 hours, four people, $30/hr is $163,000 plus the beans. A deceptively expensive video!

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