The first time I watched this, I was impressed. Coming from a stop motion background myself, I understand the laborious hours spent animating frame by frame. This carefully planned out street art animation has a great sound track that is paired well with the visuals.
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.
Written and directed by Australian Christopher Kezelos, and produced by Christine Kezelos, Zero is a stop-motion animation that cleverly takes a look at society’s minority groups through numbers.”We’re all born of the same matter, however we’re not all born equal’. Zero is born into a world where the higher your number, the more respected you […]
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 […]
It’s David Simon’s The Wire adapted into a Lego stop-motion animated film. That’s all you really need to know. Created by Joe Nicolosi and the team behind another great adaptation, CSI: Legoland.
Patrick Boivin is a filmmaker from Montreal specialising in stop-motion short films. He is often involved in many, if not all, facets of his productions – writing, directing, lighting, editing, animation, special effects and music. After starting out drawing comic books, Boivin ‘quickly discovered that is was faster to tell a story with a video’. […]
The YouTube stop-motion sensation MysteryGuitarMan has created a stop-motion music video using Microsoft Excel. Yes, you read that right. The most boring program in the world has now been used to make a fun and creative music video. Each tiny block of the spreadsheet is filled with color, creating a cool pixel-like effect.
Howard Robot, the man behind the music of My Robot Friend, started experimenting with electronic music in early 2000. Since that time he has become known not only for his fun music, but for his amazing robotic stage performance and genius videos. One of his latest videos for the song Waiting (a version on the […]
This clever stop-motion video was made by Italian director,Stefania Rota, for the AdobeYouGC contest. It’s called Adobe Photoshop Cook, and it shows what it would be like if you could make delicious butter cookies with Adobe kitchen product. The whole set of this fun and intriguing video was made with just cardboard, cookie ingredients, and kitchen […]
One of my favourite animations from last year was awarded the prestigious Grand Clio in Film last week. Johnny Kelly the film-maker, captured it all in camera in one take, using traditional stop frame model animation over a four week period. Not only is the story charming and topical, it has a stirring rendition of […]
Stop-motion animation always looks amazing, and this music video for a song by Josh Ritter is no exception. It was made with thousands of cut-out pieces of construction paper, and every time you think you’ve seen all they can do with the medium, they hit you with some amazing new effect. Definitely worth all of […]
Jen Stark is an American artist whose work spans many medians. She has some fantastic 3D work as well as being involved in drawing and animation. Her use of colour and contrast is creative and mesmerising. You can easily become lost in her work. She uses space well so wherever you look there is always […]
Mound, Allison Schulnik’s latest stop motion animation, is drop-dead stunning. She makes a world full of hobo clowns, dwarfs, and witches come to life in a way that everything pulses and melt with color. She has such a fine touch, I could just sit and watch her characters breathe. But fortunately, we get to see […]
Here’s a clever, feel-good little animation made largely with Google Street View. It tells the story of a lonely desk toy who finds escape via a luminous desktop computer.
Remember the thrill you used to get watching the Count go thrugh his familiar routine every week on Sesame Street? The adrenalin rush that would build as he got closer and closer to the end? Well, this stop-motion remake of the classic Pinball Number 12 animation from Sesame Street will get the blood pumping again. […]