Carved Horse Stop Motion

Carved Horse Stop Motion

Carving figures from wood takes time, patience, and skill. But S-Carving went one better, turning a sculpture of a horse into a stop-motion animation, inspired by the work of Eadweard Muybridge. To pull off the simultaneous refinement of the carving and the horse’s gallop must have taken tons of work and planning.

Stop Motion Kitchen Demolition

Stop Motion Kitchen Demolition

Frank Howarth isn’t just an expert at making things, he’s also proven his filmmaking chops. In this video, he created an elaborate and playful stop-motion short film of his kitchen demolition project – from removing the plates and dishes, to stripping the place bare.

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Stop Motion Superfight

Stop Motion Superfight

Corridor’s latest short sees a dramatic fight sequence played out in a way that makes it look like the subjects can defy gravity. The trick – the sequence was acted out on the floor with the camera above. We can’t imagine how complex this was to choreograph. BTS video here.

Playmobil MTB & BMX Stop Motion

Playmobil MTB & BMX Stop Motion

Artist Karim Rejeb loves to make stop-motion animation using Playmobil figures, such as this crazy highlight reel of tiny mountain bikers and BMX riders doing tricks both indoors and outdoors captured from a variety of angles.

Shibuya Crossing Stop Motion

Shibuya Crossing Stop Motion

Swimming Design promoted Terada Mokei’s 1:100 architectural figures by using the paper models to recreate the world famous Shibuya Crossing, i.e. the jam-packed intersection news channels often show when talking about Tokyo.

The Stop Motion Card Trick

The Stop Motion Card Trick

Professional magician Jamie Raven got into Britain’s Got Talent with some Inception-level trickery. Jamie started off with a couple off sleight of hand party tricks, but his final treat is so good it’s spooky. Skip to 1:40.

Stop Motion Chalk Tetris

Stop Motion Chalk Tetris

Artist Chris Carlson specializes in making 3D illusions using pastel chalk, paint and graphite. Watch him play a quick round of amazingly detailed stop motion Tetris. Note the shadows on the blocks.

X-Men Cartoon Stop Motion

X-Men Cartoon Stop Motion

Kyle Roberts and his pals made a stop-motion version of the intro sequence to the classic 1990s X-Men cartoon. It was made from ~4,000 stills, 60 backgrounds – and grown men playing with dolls.

TMNT Stop Motion Intro

TMNT Stop Motion Intro

Get in your Saturday morning jammies, grab a bowl of cereal and fire up this stop motion version of the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle cartoon’s opening sequence. Music by The Boom Bang.

Millenium Falcon Stop Motion

Millenium Falcon Stop Motion

CGI stop-motion video showing the assembly of the LEGO Millenium Falcon. Francisco Prieto spent three years modeling bricks and animating. The song is Chambermaid Swing by Parov Stelar.

Indiana Jones Stop Motion

Indiana Jones Stop Motion

Jeff Gurwood replicated the classic opening scene of Raiders of the Lost Ark using action figures. It’s not the smoothest stop motion clip we’ve seen, but the devil is in the details with this one.

Sesame Street Stop Motion

Sesame Street Stop Motion

A stop motion version of Sesame Street’s 12 pinball sequence. We love Beirut, and Perrin Cloutier’s rendition isn’t bad at all, but the original music is just way too groovy to ever be replaced.

Stop Motion: La Puerta

Stop Motion: La Puerta

YouTuber/artist Sam3’s La Puerta is literally a voyage through space and time: the stop motion video not only knocks on but knocks down doors and walls in Spain and Italy.

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Stop Motion: Metropolis

Stop Motion: Metropolis

The past and future of Charlotte, North Carolina literally unfolds in Metropolis; made by artist Rob Carter, the stop motion video is made entirely of images of buildings printed on paper.

Stop Motion: Bad Apple

Stop Motion: Bad Apple

Whether or not you believe that this Bad Apple video was made without photo-editing, it’s still a pretty badass stop-motion piece; it was created with 6,566 printouts captured on a webcam.

Stop Motion Gundam

Stop Motion Gundam

John Huang’s Stop Motion Gundam videos are mobile suit mayhem at its finest; he not only uses anime fighting styles and special effects, but mixes in Dragon Ball and Star Wars.

Stop Motion: Suzuki GSX-R

Stop Motion: Suzuki GSX-R

Aptly set to Peter Gabriel’s “Sledgehammer” (also stop-motion), watch as a Suzuki GSX-R assembles itself; it took 30 hours to film, but the ending is the coolest: the bike ran on first start-up.

Stop Motion: COMBO

Stop Motion: COMBO

COMBO is a live-action, stop-motion animation by urban artists Blu and David Ellise; shot over the course of a week in Italy, it can actually be looped infinitely (it’s played twice above).

Stop Motion Donkey Kong

Stop Motion Donkey Kong

Even Raleigh, NC isn’t immune from ape attacks, as evidenced by Pixel & Bricks; it’s a stop motion Donkey Kong video made from Post-its where Mario saves the day–or does he?

Video: Post-It Stop Motion

Video: Post-It Stop Motion

SCAD senior Bang-yao Liu’s Deadline is a stop-motion video made entirely using Post-It notes; it’s packed with numerous references that should please geeks and gamers alike.

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Stop Motion Breakdancing

Stop Motion Breakdancing

Professional dancers Del Mak and Tommy Franzen lay the breakdancing smack down on each other with this goofy stop motion video, which mixes slapstick comedy with scary jumpsuits.

Video: Stop Motion London

Video: Stop Motion London

Cued to Daft Punk’s Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger and Around The World, this stop motion video perfectly illustrates London’s frenetic pace. Trip across the pond, anyone?

Tilt Shift + Stop Motion

Tilt Shift + Stop Motion

Keith Loutit combines the now popular tilt shift technique and stop motion photography in this quirky video. It’s filmed at Tamarama Beach in Sydney, Australia.

15 fps to 60 fps Stop-motion

15 fps to 60 fps Stop-motion

Stop-motion animator LEGOEddy ran one of his 15 fps animations through a tool called DAIN, which converted his original video to a buttery-smooth 60 fps. The software not only interpolates frames but is able to properly handle depth-of-field and occlusion (objects hidden behind others.) Learn more on Two Minute Papers.

8 Stop-motion Tricks

8 Stop-motion Tricks

Want to make your own stop-motion animation? Animator Edu Puertas shows off a few simple tricks using household items like tape, wire, aluminum foil, and pillow stuffing to embellish your creations with, and give them a more finished look.

Tiny Tank Stop-motion

Tiny Tank Stop-motion

Time for Machine makes amazing metal and wood models of vehicles. Among them is a tiny tank called the “Marvel.” TOMs Modeling in Motion assembled one of these mini mechanical marvels and captured the build as a time-lapse, stop-motion video. We also enjoyed watching him put together a metal Hindenburg from AEROBASE.

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