Sand animation is an art form. By using sand and a sheet of glass with a light under it, sand artists mix and blend sand while using their hands and fingers to create images to tell a story. Everything blends in seamlessly, like going from one panel to the next in a film. While not very popular, it takes a lot of talent and imagination to pull off this art form.
Below is a stunning video I found on Vimeo by Bruce Branit, known for his work on the film 405. The imagery is breathtaking and the story is beautiful. While it only took one day to shoot, it took two years for post production.
Tagline: A strange man builds a world using holographic tools for the woman he loves.