This wire and paper stop-motion film is incredible

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By Nicole Hughes in Video on Wednesday 4 February 2015

Stop-motion is an incredibly tedious and time-consuming form of videography. This video, entitled Wire & Flashing Light, starts with a normal man who then transforms into a wire man … naturally. Then we follow the wire man on his adventures, all set to Professor Kliq’s music.

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Awesome 3D stop motion animation video made with pocket change

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By Nicole Hughes in Video on Friday 17 October 2014

You have coins collected in your pockets or at the bottom of your purse after a long day’s work. What do you do with them? Chuck them in a drawer, put them in a piggy bank or just leave them clinking at the bottom of your bag. The men of Ninja Moped, however, had something else in mind with their pocket change: stop-motion animation.

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Incredible! Michael Jackson’s Thriller video recreated entirely from LEGO

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By Erin Emocling in Video on Friday 20 September 2013

Annette Jung makes films for Talking Animals, a Berlin-based animation studio. Her latest thrilling stop-motion short features Michael Jackson’s Thriller in Lego blocks, which came next after her Lego Dance video. Full-length versions, please!

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Indiana Jones vs Darth Vader: a clever stop-motion

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By Annie Churdar in Video on Friday 14 June 2013

If Indiana Jones and Darth Vader had a face-off, who would win? There’s only one rule: you can’t use the force. YouTube user PatrickBoivin may have thought that rule made the fight fair in his clever stop-motion short video, but let’s stop and think about it. Without the force, Darth Vader is nothing more than a […]

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Hand drawn creatures star in Amanda King’s new music video

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By Nicola Smanio in Video on Thursday 23 May 2013

Amanda King’s music is a mesmerizing form of indie folk. The music video for her song Yellow Velvet Mountain, directed by Nicola Smanio, is a mix of live action, plastic lenses, model landscapes and hand-drawn creatures, all spiced up with a bit of dreaminess and mysticism.

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Amazing LEGO stop motion made with Vine app

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Thursday 25 April 2013

Mark Weaver likes to play with LEGO. Seriously, this isn’t just a children’s hobby anymore. Weaver takes the universal building blocks to a new level of art using the Vine app which lets the user create short, stop motion films. Check out his brilliant stop motion shorts here.

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Stunning stop-motion music video for Sad Feel by Eiko

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By Joyce de Gruiter in Video on Thursday 21 March 2013

This is a handmade stop-motion video with over 600 photos by Amsterdam-based artist Elza Jo for the debut single, Sad Feel, by Eiko, a Japanese singer songwriter. The volume of images in the video hits like an automatic machine gun. Magical.

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Extreme sports meets stop motion animation

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By Low Lai Chow in Video on Tuesday 19 March 2013

We’ve seen many Playmobil stop-motion videos, but none as well-shot as the ones by Karim Rejeb, who merges his love for both extreme sports and stop-motion animation into what he calls ‘xtrem stopmotion’ on his site. We really dig the surfing one above (all of over 7 minutes long!), while his most recent work is […]

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A brief history of the GIF in claymation

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By Annie Churdar in Tech on Thursday 21 February 2013

Let’s say it together, GIF. It’s pronounced Jif, just like the peanut butter brand. Ok, now that we have that out of the way, go ahead and chuckle at this clever stop-motion short history of the GIF file. Going all the way back to the stone ages of computers in 1987, this video will sum […]

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Hike the Appalachian Trail in just five minutes

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By Rebekah Rhoden in Video on Tuesday 5 February 2013

Virginia native Kevin Gallagher took 4,000 photos during his six-month excursion through the Appalachian Trail and made this incredible stop-motion video from them. Entitled Green Tunnel, Gallagher’s film showcases the beautiful and diverse eastern United States with its soothing scenery. For those of us too lazy to make the trek ourselves, this video is a […]

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Enter the Dragon Baby: a Bruce Lee spoof by Patrick Boivin

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By Rondal Scott III in New Film on Tuesday 20 November 2012

Montreal film-maker and stop motion wizard Patrick Boivin has an impressive array of short films to his credit. Most recently, he added this charming spoof on Bruce Lee’s Enter the Dragon starring pint-sized kung-fu master (and his own son), Elvis Bulte Boivin. A behind-the-scenes featurette reveals how Boivin was able to pull off the ridiculously […]

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High Strung: a stop motion animation

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By Willy Walker in Video on Saturday 22 September 2012

Tommy Thomspon’s High Strung is a possibly auto-bigraphical stop motion animation about a character who becomes lost in his own work. It’s a haunting piece reflecting those points in life where the line between our work and our identity becomes blurred.

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Is this THE greatest marriage proposal ever? Heck, he did it using stop motion Lego!

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By Zolton in Video on Friday 29 June 2012

Perhaps, my friends, perhaps. After all, not everyone can create a stop motion Lego proposal with dramatic twists and turns and a sweet, sweet finale. Watch on in awe, and all you guys getting ready to pop the big one, take heed! You’ll need to something pretty damn impressive these days to get a reaction.

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Fresh Guacamole: a brilliant stop-motion video by PES

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By Rani Nugraha in Video on Tuesday 8 May 2012

It seems like everyone and their canary thinks that they have what it takes to become the world’s best amateur chef.  Talk a lot about ‘depth of flavours’, cry a little bit on camera to show your passion, slide right into a book deal and a TV show that lasts about two seasons. The artist known as PES has stripped the art of cooking right back: no famous faces, no fancy dishes. In fact,no real ingredients.

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Stop motion about 3 months of hitchhiking in America

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By Benjamin Jenks in Video on Friday 13 April 2012

I spent a year hitchhiking around the USA, and despite my Nana thinking I was going to get murdered and diced into tiny pieces, I actually had an amazing time. This 162 second video is a photo documentation of the last three months of my trip, when I hitchhiked from the Pacific to the Atlantic […]

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