The History of Typography

The History of Typography

A stop-motion animation about the origin and the pivotal developments in the field of typography. Ben Barrett-Forrest does a great job of explaining the differences and the rationale behind different typefaces.

Micro Mayhem!

Micro Mayhem!

(Gore) We don’t advocate the roadkill hood ornament aspect of this stop-motion chip, but we couldn’t resist the insane vehicular combat between the two tiny wheeled opponents in this animation by Stoopid Buddy Stoodios. oo. oo.

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World’s Smallest Movie

World’s Smallest Movie

Hardware giant IBM made the world’s tiniest animation using carbon monoxide molecules. The stop-motion short was made using 5,000 atoms and can only be seen when it’s magnified 100 million times. Watch the making-of here.

Filth (Red Band Trailer)

Filth (Red Band Trailer)

(NSFW: you name it) James McAvoy plays a corrupt and scheming policeman who’s up for a promotion and will stop at nothing and no one to get what he wants, in Jon S. Baird’s Filth.

Post-it Note Arcade

Post-it Note Arcade

Michael Birken says he used 4,800 Post-it Notes to make 5,722 still images of retro gameplay footage to make this stop-motion film. It looks way too clean to our eyes, but however it was created, the end result is fun to watch.

Slow Derek

Slow Derek

Dan Ojari’s award-winning stop-motion animation about Derek, an office worker who has difficulty keeping up with the 1070mph speed of the Earth’s rotation beneath his feet.

Paper War

Paper War

A clever stop-motion short made by animation students from the Communication University of China. It would’ve scored a 10 in our books if not for its stereotypical (and unnecessary) plot.

Katachi

Katachi

An “everlasting chain of convulsing memories.” Such is the music video for Shugo Tokumaru’s song Katachi. Kijek/Adamski made the jaw-dropping stop-motion using about 2,000 pieces of PVC plates.

Super Mario Beads 3

Super Mario Beads 3

An amusing stop-motion animation by Marcus and Hannes Knutsson starring Mario as he makes his way through the real world. Created frame-by-frame using Perler beads. Watch parts one and two.

Quest for Energon

Quest for Energon

KRE-O has been making a series of amusing stop-motion short films featuring their Transformers toys, centering around the Decepticons stealing Energon, and the Autobots getting sweet revenge.

Dropped

Dropped

Stop-motion animation is neat and all, but Vimeo user Greg Condon’s “drop-motion” animation is a groundbreaking technique. Or not. Though we really can’t figure out how he pulled off some of it.

Cadbury: Screme Eggs

Cadbury: Screme Eggs

Cadbury jumps on the zombie bandwagon with this hilarious stop-motion commercial clip called “Last Stand” for their special Halloween-edition Creme Eggs candy. Goo goo goo goo goo!

Time to Go

Time to Go

Seamus Spilsbury and the gang at Oh Yeah Wow created this painstakingly-animated stop-motion clip for Wax Tailor and Aloe Blacc, as a crocheted quadropus(?) makes its way through the city.

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The Maker

The Maker

An award-winning stop-motion short by Christopher Kezelos, The Maker is about a creature racing against time to accomplish the most important task of his life. The score is Winter by Paul Halley.

Partir

Partir

Partir (“leaving”) is a tale of two inseparable characters told through hand-drawn stop-motion animation. The quote at the end reads,“Just now, I heard the heartbeat of a tiny raindrop.”

LEGO Houdini

LEGO Houdini

17-year-old LEGO-maniac Dylan Woodley (aka Insomniac’s) stop-motion video for Foster the People’s Houdini makes us wish all music videos were made with LEGO blocks and minifigs.

Anomalisa

Anomalisa

A stop-motion animated film from the twisted mind of writer Charlie Kaufman being funded outside of the conventional studio system so its creative team has no interference with their artistic vision.

Water Falls

Water Falls

The music video for Kalle Mattson’s Water Falls features zooming stop-motion animation of San Francisco’s locales made by Hypno SF. You can check out the animated gif versions on Imgur.

The Eagleman Stag

The Eagleman Stag

The critically acclaimed award-winning stop-motion animated short by Mikey Please. The Eagleman Stag tells the tale of Peter Eagleman, a man whose lifelong obsession with time does him no good.

LEGO Video Game Montage

LEGO Video Game Montage

Stop-motion master Alex Kobbs made this montage featuring LEGO-fied versions of last year’s most popular video games – from Portal 2 to Skyrim – for the 15th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards.

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IPaint

IPaint

No, it’s not a new Mac app. This short film shows artist Thijme Termaat creating works for his IPaint Project. The stop-motion and his skill makes real life seamlessly flow into his paintings and back.

Prime vs. Prime

Prime vs. Prime

Stop-motion master Patrick Boivin pits the original Optimus Prime against the Michael Bay version in an interactive fight with two possible finishers for each Autobot. G1 All the way!

Autobots vs. Decepticons

Autobots vs. Decepticons

Animator Counter656 returns with another action packed stop-motion short – an epic battle sequence between good and evil using Kre-O Transformers construction toys. Go behind the scenes here.

SEED (Short Film)

SEED (Short Film)

A strange and sinister stop-motion film about an egg and an apple who build broadcast towers to compete for the attention of a lone transistor radio. Winner, Best Animated Short, Slamdance 2010.

Protéigon

Protéigon

Animator Steven Briand (aka BURAYAN) created this trippy stop-motion short while doing a two-month internship at Partizan. We only wish all internships were this creative and productive.

Race and Destroy

Race and Destroy

Bumblebee takes on Barricade in Counter656’s latest stop-motion animation, an awesome homage to the Transformers, hand-assembled from over 3500 still images over a period of 2 months.

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