A stop-motion animation by PES, Black Gold was commissioned to promote an Italian jewelry line that features insects. The short has taken a life of it’s own though due to the animator’s expert execution and surreal visuals.
The Sledgehammer-esque music video for Talk is Cheap, by electronica artist Nicholas James Murphy aka Chet Faker, from his album Built on Glass. Toby & Pete made Chet live through four seasons in pseudo-time lapse stop-motion.
(NSFW/Gore) In the distant future, humans have become immortal cyborgs but are unable to reproduce. Takahide Hori’sJunk Head 1 is a funny and horrifying masterpiece of stop-motion. For the love of God, let’s fund the sequel.
BrickTease painstakingly recreated the classic shopping mall chase scene from The Blues Brothers using thousands of LEGO bricks as their medium. If you have any doubt as to how good this is, watch the side-by-side comparison video.
The latest trailer for Laika’s upcoming feature The Boxtrolls, we get an inside look at the incredible precision and artistry that goes into the production of their beautifully handmade stop-motion animated films.
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.
GoPro’s Tyler Johnson used a custom bullet-time rig consisting of 24 HD Hero3 cameras to film his colleague David Kelley breathing fire, then edited the footage together to make this hot and cool video. The song is Fill by Insightful.
Microsoft pimps its upcoming racer for the Xbox One with this awesome commercial in which footage was captured by shooting stills from the game and speeding past them at 120mph with a camera bolted to a McLaren MP4-12C supercar.
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.
Bored with biology class, a kid starts doodling. Things escalate quickly. Made by Ornana Films, (notes on) biology is one of the best short films we’ve ever seen. Read what’s on the pages for even more fun.
We can’t imagine how much work it took Annette Jung to recreate the opening scene from Michael Jackson’s Thriller music video using only LEGO bricks, but it’s pretty damned awesome. Now we want the whole video. For now, just watch this.
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?
You’ll have to blow on the cartridge to start the game, but these pixel-perfect stop-motion animations of the first few levels of Donkey Kong by GuizDP are well worth the wait. The whole thing was made from melted Perler beads.
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.
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!)
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.
The music video for Young Galaxy’s song Blown Minded, from their album Shapeshifting. The video was made by Carine Khalife, who painted each frame of the animation by hand using oil paint on a glass surface.
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.
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.
Animator John Huang whips out his action figure collection again, putting on a literally hair-raising battle between the Z Fighters, when supervillain Cell shows up. The animation was created from about 6,000 individual images.