May 15, 2011 at 11:30 am (Fun) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )


Because the Origami – 8in8 from Ben Jacobson on Vimeo.


I love this video.

Here’s the story behind it from Vimeo:

This song was written and recorded by 8in8 one night a couple of weeks ago – music.amandapalmer.net/​album/​nighty-night – Lyrics by Neil Gaiman, Ben Folds and Amanda Palmer; Music by Ben, Amanda and Damian Kulash; Performed by Ben and Amanda.

They released it under a CC license in the hope that people would make videos for the tracks. We loved this song so much that we were inspired to make this fan video – it just took a while getting the correct props together. Hope you enjoy it – we had so much fun making it.

Featuring Holly Jacobson – hollyjacobson.co.uk

Directed, Shot and Edited by Ben Jacobson – benjacobson.co.uk
Assisted by Benjamin Davis
Produced by Kaley Jacobson

I implore you all to go to Vimeo and follow the links (after you watch the video, of course).

I love this video for its sense of surrender and its intangible glimpse of adventure. I sense a letting go of and letting fate dictate what’s next. It is time to cease resistance.

It is time to surrender.

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.

For more 8in8 information, go here or here or here or here!



  1. Old Egg said,

    The Vimeo was truly beautiful. Excellent response to the prompt.

    • solitaryspinster said,

      Thank you. I found “surrender” a very hard prompt to do.


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