Laika’s new film, ParaNorman, a 3D stop-motion animation film from the creators of Coraline, is hitting theaters in August. Even within the computer revolution, there are more people working in stop-motion animation than ever before. Also coming out this year are Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie and Ardman Studio’s Pirates: Band of Misfits, all in 3D stop-motion. […]
Now this is incredible! Designer Michael Hansen has developed this remarkable double-sided vinyl record with beautiful, intricate designs on it that act like a stop-motion animation as the vinyl spins on the player. As our friends at Design Boom have noted: ‘Both the album cover and the surface of the vinyl are designed specifically for the song recorded on that side. The images on the record itself (a 33 1/3 RPM) create moving animations when played on a turntable and lit with a strobelight at 50 to 60 Hz’. Best thing we’ve seen all year.
This is a deceptively simple stop-motion animation by Marcel Schindler that illustrates Ernest Hemingway’s timeless classic, The Old Man and the Sea, through drawings. Great for all you (many) Hemingway fans out there.
I love how the Internet has given experimental films the potential to become hugely popular. This film is a stunning combination of sound and visuals that flow perfectly together. It combines stop-motion, with digital animation, and a whole lot of creativity. Inanimate objects dance together in perfect syncopation in this shot of artistic espresso, created […]
Since the prolific Blu and his extraordinary animation projects started appearing on the Internet, slews of people worldwide have been trying their hand at stop-motion animation. This being the case, one may find it difficult to unearth something truly original.
If you’ve never seen the work of Molly Crabapple, you’re in for a treat. The New York art sensation of Dr. Sketchy Anti-Art School fame has joined forces with world-renowned musician Kim Boekbinder and animator Jim Batt to create a most sensational paper-puppet short stop-motion film, made completely by hand.
This awesome animation by Bang-yao Liu was for his senior project at Savannah College of Art and Design and is framed around the idea that: ‘every time when I am busy, I feel that I am not fighting with my works, I am fighting with those post-it notes and deadline’.
This very clever stop-motion animation is by Rhet and Link and features 222 t-shirts. They actually changed t shirts more than 100 times in order to make this video. Now that’s what we call dedication.
Presented only with stills from Italian artist Andreco’s stop-motion animation Fake Religion, I was really loving it, purely based on its stark, surreal imagery. I was pretty disappointed not being able to locate the actual video, but that aside, I simply adored the images. I really would have loved to have seen the video presented in the breathtaking setting of the Palazzo Re Enzo in Bologna. Such a beautiful contrast of aesthetics between the dramatic murals and vaulted ceilings of the Palazzo and the stark graphic imagery of Andreco’s animation.
Bat For Lashes’ latest music video from their critically acclaimed album The Haunted Man uses visually stunning stop-motion animation, life-size puppets, and morphing animation. This unique video highlights and echoes the mysterious and cryptic lyrics of the song, Lilies.
Animation duo Kijek/Adamski created this mind-blowing stop-motion animation for the song Katachi by Japanese singer-songwriter Shugo Tokumaru. This video is made up of 2,000 plastic shapes moving in-time with the music. Now if that didn’t impress you, we don’t know what will.
Stanley Pickle is a charming and poignant short film directed by Vicky Mather. The film was shot frame-by-frame, utilizing a stop-motion animation technique called pixilation. Stanley Pickle first premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival in 2010, and has since received 33 international awards. This film does a beautiful job of developing and resolving a narrative […]
We love the the new grotesquely gorgeous stop-motion animation, Frankenweenie, directed by the rather bizarre, yet brilliant Tim Burton. Frankenweenie was originally written by Burton in 1984 and is a parody of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. After 28 years, it will be shown in Australian theaters this Summer.
The Pinata’s doom is a cruel metaphor for determinism. It’s pretty much a Christ-figure for the cruelty of children; a sacrifice consecrated to violence and gluttony by millions of nine-year-olds at birthdays across the planet. Florida four-piece Hundred Waters’s video for the single Thistle celebrates the liberation of the beast and its subsequent existential meandering. […]
Based on a Hungarian poem, this magically innocent stop-motion animation by Peter Vacz, Kati Egely, Piroska Molnar, Yvein Monq, and Jozsef Fulop tells the story of a little girl as she follows a babbling brook to the deep and mysterious sea.