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.
I’m about to spend a week or so on the reefs of Oahu, so maybe I’m over-excited. But surfers and artists alike will find amusement and maybe some inspiration in this stop-motion film telling the story of surf trips and waves in a plastic world.
At times floating out of the ether with the familiarity of forgotten Sunday mornings-while at others pounding out textured, thumping pop, the sound of experimental pop trio Sonoi might be difficult to describe, but that’s what makes it so appealing. This whimsical stop-motion animation video for album track, Red Ants, was directed by Via Nuon.
This awesome stop-motion animation made for the song Grindin’ by the Amsterdam-based electro group, Nobody Beats The Drum, features 4,085 photos and was patiently created in one room with more than 400 wooden blocks.
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.
This is one of the most amazing short films I’ve seen on Youtube, or anywhere for that matter. Apparently everything has been done before, but the innovative and creative ways stop-motion animation is applied in this clip is totally unique. It’s hilarious and fun, and it proves that there’s no substitute for hard work. Some […]
Written and directed by Australian, Adam Elliot, the Mary and Max stop-motion animation is his follow-up to the Oscar winning 2003 short, Harvie Krumpet. He’s a man dedicated to his art, with each scene individually shot using real figurines. It took him ages to create, and while the sombre storyline is directed squarely at adults, […]
This non-official video for Parisian electronics and drums duo Zombie Zombie is a remake of John Carpenter’s The Thing. Directors Simon Gisrel and Xavier Ehretsmann manage to retain the creepiness of the original using only stop-motion animated GI Joe figures. Pretty rad.
If slapstick, violence and sex get you off, you’re going to love this. It’s not so much a social critique as social terrorism, with every viewpoint and ideology attacked. Highlights are plentiful and spoofs of old cartoon series’, like He-Man, the Smurfs and Voltron, are standouts. Also watch for when Saved by the Bell is […]