This is so cool. I needed a small project to play around with in After Effects, to learn the basics. And I think I just found one. To animate pictures from my own childhood.
Link here when you're done!
Will be a great idea. But I think it will take me a few months.
Super cool video.
Although as a comment notes; a few of the balls are rotating in the final render and we didn't see him create that effect.
He addresses that specifically in the follow-up video [http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/show/joe-fellows-answers-all-your-25d-animation-questions].
Awesome. I'm actually working on one of these for a website as we speak. Very relevant, and great tips.