Music Video: Whale Song

Music Video: Whale Song

Modest Mouse’s trippy but impressive Whale Song music video begins with a Da Vinci style device and only gets stranger from there; it mixes live action, stop motion and other effects.

Google Japan: Streetview

Google Japan: Streetview

Likely an effort to assuage privacy concerns, Google Japan definitely has the market cornered on cute with this stop motion TV ad; it shows how Google Maps’ Streetview is really made.

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Video: 8-Bit Trip

Video: 8-Bit Trip

8-Bit Trip is a music video by Swedish band Rymdreglage made entirely out of LEGO bricks and filmed in stop motion; it pays homage to Pong, Pac-Man, Mario Bros and more.

Coldplay: Strawberry Swing

Coldplay: Strawberry Swing

Directed by Shynola, the music video for Coldplay’s Strawberry Swing is some of the slickest stop motion we’ve ever seen–this despite being coated with chalk dust. Thanks, Travis!

Music Video: Ce Soir

Music Video: Ce Soir

Even if you don’t speak French, Montreal-based Monogrenade’s Ce Soir is a music video you can’t help but ogle; it’s a stop motion piece that is equal parts beautiful and creepy.

Video: Lego Arcade

Video: Lego Arcade

Two of geekdom’s greatest loves unite in Michael Hickox’s Lego Arcade, a stop motion video using Lego pieces to recreate classic arcade games and set to the original sound effects.

Music Video: Little Bribes

Music Video: Little Bribes

It’s not the official video for Death Cab for Cutie’s “Little Bribes”, but this kickass video by Ross Ching should be; its a masterful blend of time lapse, stop motion, and live action tricks.

Nintendo DSi Disassembly

Nintendo DSi Disassembly

The folks over at TechRestore have taken a stop motion sledgehammer to a Nintendo DSi, compiling over 1,000 images of Nintendo’s latest pride and joy in various states of undress.

Smoothing Out Jason and the Argonauts

Smoothing Out Jason and the Argonauts

The 1963 classic Jason and the Argonauts is known for its masterful use of stop-motion by the great Ray Harryhausen. CaptRobau was curious to know what the animation would look like at a higher frame rate, so he used motion interpolation software to smooth out the action. He did something similar to the original King Kong.

Vokabulantis

Vokabulantis

Game studio Kong Orange and Wired Fly Animation are working on this co-op puzzle game that puts players in the roles of Karla and Kurt, two friends on the verge of expressing their love, but who lose their ability to speak. Each character and background will be hand-animated using traditional stop-motion techniques.

Voyagers (Teaser)

Voyagers (Teaser)

Tye Sheridan, Lily-Rose Depp, and Colin Farrell star in this science fiction movie about a space mission to colonize a new planet. But the crew’s freedom is restricted, and emotions are numbed by a drug known as “Blue,” and chaos ensues when a group of young people decides to stop taking it. In theaters 4.9.2021.

Blue Claymation / Green Claymation

Blue Claymation / Green Claymation

Animator Trent Shy created this duo of excellent stop-motion claymations which capture the personas of colorful pop culture characters. The first clip catalogs blue characters from Stitch to Cookie Monster, while the second animation showcases green guys like Slimer, Gumby, and Pickle Rick.

Jawa Van Halen

Jawa Van Halen

Stop-motion animator Thomas J Yagodinski pays tribute to Eddie Van Halen in the best way he could – by making a Jawa perform part of the musician’s famed Eruption electric guitar solo. Encore! Utinni!

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Burgerpunk 2077

Burgerpunk 2077

Animator omozoc takes a break from stop-motion cooking to poke fun at Cyberpunk 2077 with a fun little sequence that starts out with player customization, and then takes us on a ride into a world dominated by a mega-corporation who controls all of the food supplies.

Freeze Frame

Freeze Frame

This stop-motion animated short film by Soetkin Verstegen is an abstract journey to a place where workers are tasked with retrieving ice and preserving it before it melts. As they move the blocks, the creatures living inside are reanimated. It doesn’t follow a traditional plot but does a great job placing us in its chilly universe.

Run the Jewels: Walking in the Snow

Run the Jewels: Walking in the Snow

(PG-13: Language) Killer Mike and El-P get turned into action figures in the animated music video for Walking in the Snow. But this is no kids’ movie. Chris Hopewell’s stop-motion clip features an army of icy blue villains brutalizing ordinary citizens, and the peoples’ eventual uprising to take down their oppressors.

Pexachu vs. Godzilla

Pexachu vs. Godzilla

Animator MootroidXproductions loves to create stop-motion shorts using action figures and toys. This epic battle sequence features a confrontation between multiple building-stomping Godzillas and a powerful human/Pikachu hybrid, all set to a jazzy soundtrack.

The Coin

The Coin

Each Chinese New Year, a girl receives a lucky coin in one of her dumplings. After years of collecting the coins, she loses them and has an unsettling experience during her journey to a new land. Siqi Song’s stop-motion short is a beautifully-animated allegory about leaving home and adjusting to a new culture.

Oversleeping in 2050

Oversleeping in 2050

Animator omozoc loves to use stop-motion techniques to play with our expectations. In this clip, he imagines a future where breakfast, coffee, brushing your teeth, shaving your face, and getting dressed all happen with the push of a button. Toast even butters itself. Just don’t forget to push every button before you leave the house.

Evil Blood Book Trailer

Evil Blood Book Trailer

Rogier Wieland Studio created this captivating stop-motion promo clip for Trombosestichting, The Dutch Thrombosis Foundation, who is distributing a free e-book to help educate people about the dangers and warning signs of blood clots, wrapped up in the guise of a noir thriller.

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LEGO in Real Life 5

LEGO in Real Life 5

BrickBros Productions is back with another episode of their stop-motion LEGO in Real Life series. This time, a man heads into the office only to find that everything around him is gradually turning into bricks. Was it all a dream, or is he stuck in the LEGO Matrix? The T.Rex game was a nice touch.

Brick-built Dragon Boat

Brick-built Dragon Boat

LEGO My LEGOs uses stop-motion to show off the assembly of a really cool Chinese dragon boat model, complete with mechanical oars. This impressive looking model isn’t actually a LEGO kit, but comes from a company called Xingbao. The 3325-piece kit is a veritable bargain at just $68 from Brick Me up Scottie.

LEGO Millennium Falcon Builds Itself

LEGO Millennium Falcon Builds Itself

If you’ve got enough money in the bank, you can always buy and build the LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collectors Series Millennium Falcon for yourself. Or you could just watch LEGO My LEGOs do it for you in this fun stop-motion video that makes it look like the 7,541-piece model assembled itself using The Force… or possibly midi-chlorians.

Large LEGO Pizza

Large LEGO Pizza

A while back, Bebop made a stop-motion animation of a pizza made of LEGO bricks. But what’s better than a LEGO pizza? An extra large LEGO pizza like the one in this delicious looking follow-up video. We’re just looking forward to all of the cold plastic leftovers tomorrow.

Rebooted

Rebooted

Phil is a skeleton. He quickly rose to fame on the big screen as a stop-motion superstar. Then, modern effects put him out of business. Michael Shanks’ (aka “timtimfed“) charming short film is a fun blend of live-action, animation, and VFX, and a loving tribute to the great Ray Harryhausen. Behind the scenes here.

Stick Match

Stick Match

William Crook’s 23-second animated clip might be short, but it’s an impressive and clever bit of stop-motion. The premise is simple, but effective: imitate the action of striking, lighting, and burning a match using nothing but a twig and some appropriately colorful leaves.

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