Stop-Motion Boxing

Stop-Motion Boxing

Stop-motion master Counter656 is at it again, this time forgoing his usual mecha theme and instead facing off two of boxing’s greats, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, in an over-the-top battle.

Engine Rebuild Stop-Motion

Engine Rebuild Stop-Motion

During the 11-month-long rebuild of an old engine, YouTuber nothingherok decided to shoot over 3000 individual still images of the process, assembling them into this here stop-motion short.

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Stop-Motion Gundam 2

Stop-Motion Gundam 2

Animator Counter656 returns with another demonstration of his mastery of the art of stop-motion, as Gundam is joined by guest-star Saber Lily from Fate as she kicks some serious ass.

Stop-Motion Wedding Albums

Stop-Motion Wedding Albums

Want to see some wedding pics? Wait! Hear us out. This isn’t a lame slideshow. Bayly & Moore make masterful use of stop-motion to perfectly capture the chaos excitement of any couple’s big day.

SawStop Slow-Motion

SawStop Slow-Motion

SawStops are table saws with an automated braking system which can halt the saw from 5,000 rpm to a dead stop in a thousandth of a second. The inventor even tested it with his own finger.

MÖBIUS Stop-Motion Sculpture

MÖBIUS Stop-Motion Sculpture

While the average person passing this geometric green sculpture might admire its looks, they would have no idea that it was actually slowly changing form, unless they saw this final stop-motion film.

Stop-Motion Hair/Beard Cut

Stop-Motion Hair/Beard Cut

Watch as Vimeo user Petey Boy takes his friend Tom from nothing there to hair everywhere in less than a minute. It’s noble that he sacrificed superhuman strength for our entertainment.

Largest Stop-Motion Animation

Largest Stop-Motion Animation

Aardman’s Sumo Science shot this massive animation on an 11,000 sq. ft. set, using tons of sand and life-size props then shot every frame with a Nokia N8 (as a promo for the N8, of course.)

Final Fantasy Stop-Motion

Final Fantasy Stop-Motion

A smooth and action-packed short by John H. featuring one of the most famous rivalries in video games, Final Fantasy VII‘s Cloud against Sephiroth (with special guests). Behind the scenes here.

Mega Man Stop-Motion

Mega Man Stop-Motion

Made with AfterEffects in only 20 hours, this Mega Man stop motion video by Nicolas Menard features paper cutters of death, dangerous Oreos and a hat tip to classic Nintendo controllers.

Lost in Motions

Lost in Motions

Fernando Livschitz of Black Sheep Films wows us with another amazing short film. The stop-motion clip was made by capturing live breakdance footage, mapping the frames into outlines, laser cutting each from wood, then layering the 800+ pieces to create a motion effect.

World’s Fastest Pit Stop

World’s Fastest Pit Stop

It’s a well-known fact among auto buffs that Formula 1 pit stops are the fastest in racing. And now, thanks to the Aston Martin Red Bull Racing F1 pit crew, we now have the fastest of the fast. Watch in awe as they complete a tire change on driver Max Verstappen’s car during the 2019 Brazilian GP in just 1.82 seconds.

(Almost) Perpetual Motion Machine

(Almost) Perpetual Motion Machine

Physicists will quickly point out that magnets aren’t truly permanent, and energy is never truly “free,” but that doesn’t make inventor Reidar Finsrud’s wonderful and extraordinarily efficient kinetic sculpture that appears to move on its own forever any less impressive.

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Latte Motion

Latte Motion

Maxim Stick released this touching stop-motion animation which features 1,000 cafe lattes, each with a work of art drawn on top. They cheated a bit using stencils and cocoa powder instead of drawing in the foam, but its still well done.

Parkour Motion Reel

Parkour Motion Reel

Serene Teh’s Parkour Motion Reel is a bit of finger gymnastics in and of itself; it’s a fantastic stop-motion animation drawn with a technical pen that really puts the “flip” in flip book.

Fried Rubber Chicken

Fried Rubber Chicken

Stop motion animator Bebop loves to fix fake foods out of inedible objects. After delighting us with a LEGO pizza, he’s back with a some fried chicken – made from clay and one of those squeaky rubber chickens. We’re guessing even if you fry the thing, it’s still a tough chew.

Two Snails Set Off

Two Snails Set Off

We are completely entranced by the creativity and imagination of Romain Segaud and the clever story about two sad snails that is poignantly revealed by a vast variety of delicate forest creatures, told in stop motion animation. Vraiment très, très charmant.

How Godzilla Changed Monster Movies

How Godzilla Changed Monster Movies

Frame by Frame explains that the original Godzilla’s real enemy was time. Given only 6 months to finish the film, director Ishiro Honda eschewed stop motion in favor of rubber suits, puppets and miniatures to create his 1954 classic, a setup that persists today.

Kubo and the Two Strings VFX Reel

Kubo and the Two Strings VFX Reel

Laika and the cast of Kubo and the Two Strings talk about the painstaking work that was done to make the stop motion world come alive, from piecing together a boat of out tiny pieces to making custom rigs to simulate an ocean.

Toys vs. Toys

Toys vs. Toys

(Flashing lights) Link fights Darth Vader, Son Goku brawls with Juggernaut, Samus Aran blasts a Dalek and more in animator Johnny McHone’s expansive stop motion short. It took him over a year to complete the film, which combines action figures, clay and 2D animation.

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Batman vs. Terminator

Batman vs. Terminator

An aging Batman infiltrates Skynet’s headquarters to upload a virus that will destroy the evil A.I. once and for all. But Skynet’s not going down without a fight and sends a T-800 after the Dark Knight. A fun stop motion short by Captain McKay Random.

BTTF LEGO Clock Tower Sequence

BTTF LEGO Clock Tower Sequence

A spot-on recreation of the classic clock tower sequence from Back to the Future, painstakingly animated using stop motion by Macro LEGO Universe. It’s so well done that we want to see the entire movie trilogy in LEGO.

The Very Best: Let Go

The Very Best: Let Go

The music video for Let Go, a single from Afro-pop band The Very Best. Pixel artist Johan Karlgren of Päppas Parlor used Perler beads to create the 8-bit style stop motion animation.

James: Moving On

James: Moving On

The music video for Moving On, a single from English rock band James’ new album La Petite Mort. Stop motion filmmaker Ainslie Henderson used nothing but yarn to weave – knit? – a heartbreaking tale.

Magic Beard

Magic Beard

Minneapolis-based photographer Ben Garvin has created a video of stop-motion beard tricks, which he built on his iPhone with the Stop Motion Studio app. The whimsical music makes it even more amusing.

Fear of Flying

Fear of Flying

A bird with aviophobia does everything he can to avoid the trip South for the winter. A brilliant short film created by Conor Finnegan using live-action puppetry – and not one bit of stop motion. (Thanks Kenny!)

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