Nando Costa’s stop-motion animated short only has about 800 frames, but it took him over 2 years to finish it. That’s because each frame was laser engraved onto a solid block of maple. The score was recorded by World Gang.
The video may look like a stop-motion animation using cut paper models, but it’s actually 100% computer generated. Pingo van der Brinkloev made the amazingly convincing 3D graphics using Maxon’s Cinema 4D.
Watch a man inside a photograph manipulate his hair, beard and moustache a la Wooly Willy in this excellent reverse stop-motion short by Peter Simon. The song is by Paul Otteson. Take a look behind the scenes here.
A follow-up to their earlier miniature action film, Vanguard Pictures helps us relive our youth with a stop-motion chase created with toy cars and trucks. Though a flying jet-powered car is a bit of a cheat in a chase, don’cha think?
While we still ponder how we managed to draw a cube that one time in art class sophomore year, Chris Carlson impresses with this 3D chalk art time lapse of Donkey Kong versus Escher; bonus stop-motion scene included.
After dropping his beloved flower pot, a man becomes paralyzed by his fear that he too will fall. A moving stop-motion animated short film by Joseph Wallace that reminds us to face our fears and not let them stop us from living.
Paul B. Cummings & Eriq Wities of Friends in Faux captured 1600 still images and assembled them into an clever “interactive” stop-motion animation on the screen of their smartphone. See how they did it here. (Thanks Nathan!)
Think Toy Story, but with only Minifigs. While we wish it were shot in stop-motion, it’s all CGI. But with Will Ferrell, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Liam Neeson and Morgan Freeman on board, we’ll still go see it.
Young Eduard Taberner started his Sticky Man stop-motion animation project two years ago at age 15, and recently completed it. We admire his dedication and enjoy the simplicity and humor in his handmade drawings. Bravo.
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.
(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.
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.
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.