Video of Man Turning Into Random Objects Viewed Over 5 Million Times

A viral video showing a man transforming into a series of everyday objects as if by magic has racked up more than five million views on Twitter.

The video, posted by stop-motion animator Kevin Parry, sees the visual effects dynamo turn into everything from a bunch of red balloons to a bright yellow banana.

A collection of me turning into random objects. pic.twitter.com/ValPdPNJIj

— Kevin Parry (@kevinbparry) July 13, 2021

Other notable highlights see him become a pile of snow while later a simple sneeze temporarily transforms Parry into a ball of fire before he disappears altogether, leaving behind an empty hat and hoodie.

Arguably the most impressive trick comes when Parry, decked out in a suitably orange sweatshirt, jumps into the air, spinning around before metamorphosing into a pumpkin and breaking in two on the ground.

The clip—captioned "A collection of me turning into random objects"—has racked up more than 5.1 million views and over 435,000 likes since it was uploaded to the site on July 13.

Parry's video also drew a strong reaction on Twitter with many taking to the social media platform to praise his eye-catching efforts.

Commenting on the clip @carlhendy thanked the animator for creating a video both he and his infant daughter have been able to enjoy together.

He said: "My 3 year old was watching over my shoulder and started giggling. She has now watched this on loop at least 20x and has started jumping on the mat pretending she is changing into a pumpkin."

Responding to the comment, Parry wrote: "Awwww amazing!"

Those sentiments were echoed by @therealvnai who wrote: "My 4yo nephew thinks these are hilarious. Now every time he falls (with no hands) on his crash pad I have to yell "Banadam!", his celebrity banana name. We have been playing for days."

Others found there was something almost therapeutic about the video's visual trickery.

@themikeyzone asked: "Why is this so relaxing to watch?"

To which @Mosatch8 replied: "It IS right? I keep watching it it is making me all zen after a bad day!"

There were also calls for Parry to channel his impressive talents into a short film.

@paul_franklin_, a UK-based visual effects consultant who, according to his Twitter bio, worked on films like Inception, Interstellar and The Dark Knight Rises asked: "Have you ever thought of making your own George's Melies-style short film? Just shooting it around your house in the awesome style of your clips?"

Parry replied: "I think about it now and then! Would be a lot of fun."

A self-taught visual effects and stop-motion animation expert, Parry boasts over ten years of experience in the film and animation industry including a stint at Laika, the American stop-motion animation studio best known for feature films like Coraline, ParaNorman and The Boxtrolls.

He now creates social media content on a full-time basis out of Toronto, Ontario, and boasts over 123,000 followers on Twitter and 923,000 subscribers on YouTube.

This video is a compilation of five Parry made over the past year.

He told Newsweek: "The inspiration for these transformations was to create the shortest possible videos with the most impact. I specifically made the balloon one to be 4-5 seconds long but to be as shocking and surprising as possible. That's why it starts with me falling—I thought what could be more scroll-stopping than someone falling face-first into the floor.

"So the entire format of each trick is to quickly grab your attention, and then within a few seconds surprise you with something magical! And I thought what's more magical than a person impossibly turning into objects—it also works for every age/language."

Parry continues: "I'm not exactly sure why I chose those objects—I think inspiration just struck. The most difficult one was the balloons! I had to erase the cushions that I fell onto and digitally recreate that whole fall."

Update 7/15/21, 1:25 p.m. ET: This article was updated with comment from Kevin Parry.

Man performing magic trick in hands.
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