Awesome Stop Motion

Black Widow Gone Wild

Black Widow Gone Wild

(Slightly NSFW) ScarJo’s Black Widow didn’t get a chance to shine in Iron Man 2. Thankfully Patrick Boivin has done something about it. Here she is beating people up. Well, for the most part.

Whistler Blackcomb XXS

Whistler Blackcomb XXS

Switchback Entertainment’s charming tilt-shift video documents a bird’s eye view of teeny, tiny Whistler Village and surrounding Whistler Blackcomb mountains, making it a real life snow globe.

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Lego Black Ops

Lego Black Ops

It’s Minifigs blowing up Minifigs in this action-packed Lego stop motion by YouTube user Keshen8. There’s so much going on from start to finish that you’ll barely have time to blink.

Light Stencil Animation

Light Stencil Animation

This incredible video by Ionut Negrila and Mihai Calota for Subcarpati was made by taking over 5000 long-exposure stills of hand-placed lighted stencils to form one continuous animation.

OK Go: Last Leaf (Video)

OK Go: Last Leaf (Video)

OK Go’s latest video, Last Leaf, is comprised entirely of photographs. 15 still shots for every second of video means 2,430 pieces of delicious toast were used to create the stop motion piece.

Papercraft Star Wars

Papercraft Star Wars

Eric Power – the man who made Fatalities adorable – used his papercrafting skills to make a music video, summing up the original trilogy for Jeremy Messersmith‘s soothing song Tatooine.

Americanarama (Music Video)

Americanarama (Music Video)

Hollerado’s music video for Americanarama uses a cool gimmick – the background is a 6×4 display, controlled entirely by humans. Bonus points for the Space Invaders and PONG references.

Bottle (Short Film)

Bottle (Short Film)

Yeah it’s a sappy video about love, but hey, we’re men, not rocks. We do deal with this stuff. Watch it with your dearest and think back to the early days, when all that mattered was the two of you.

Light Drive

Light Drive

Artist Kim Pimmel created this cool light show using stop-motion techniques, shooting individual long-exposure photos, coordinated with electronically-controlled lights. More photos here.

When Herzog Rescued Phoenix

When Herzog Rescued Phoenix

Hey, did you hear about how legendary director Werner Herzog saved legendary weirdo Joaquin Phoenix from a car wreck? Here, listen. Animated by Sascha Ciezata, narrated by Herzog himself.

TiM

TiM

A short film by Ken Turner worth watching over and over. TiM is without question a work of metafiction, a Tim Burton-style stop motion about a boy whose ambition is to become like Tim Burton.

Human Pac-Man

Human Pac-Man

How about a little game of Pac-Man? Guillame Reymond latest stop-motion clip features 111 human pixels acting out the classic arcade game. The 2-minute short took about 4 hours to shoot.

Something Left, Something Taken

Something Left, Something Taken

This darkly comic stop-motion animation tells the story of a vacationing couple and their encounter with a stranger they’re convinced is the notorious Zodiac Killer. Go behind the scenes here.

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Pixel Animation With Candles

Pixel Animation With Candles

Catch Pong, Tetris, Pac-Man and more in this very fun one minute pixel art animation video from youtube contributor brusspup, created entirely with a bunch of tealight candles (and lots of patience).

OK Go: End Love

OK Go: End Love

YouTube sensations OK Go offer up their latest pop tune, in this odd little stop-motion vid clip. While it’s not groundbreaking like some of their other clips, it still must have taken a ton of work to shoot.

Binboa Vodka Animation

Binboa Vodka Animation

A terrific stop motion animation video created by 41? 29! for Binboa Vodka from Turkey, using 550 bottles drawn by hand for the animation and 5000 photos taken in over 100 hours of shooting.

Video: Skateboardanimation

Video: Skateboardanimation

Two-dimensional skateboarders ride, grind and yes, spill in this wonderful stop-motion animation by Tilles Singer, made using magazine cut-outs as well as digital pictures.

Music Video: Skank

Music Video: Skank

Even if you don’t understand Portuguese, Brazilian band Skank’s Noites de um Verão Qualquer sings a universal language: it’s a quirky mix of stop-motion and regular video.

LEGO: The Force Unleashed

LEGO: The Force Unleashed

Stop-motion LEGO isn’t new, but Fancy Pants Productions’ The Force Unleashed has the lightsaber duel down pat with everything from stormtroopers with bad aim to dramatic pauses.

Short Film: Out Of A Forest

Short Film: Out Of A Forest

With a soundtrack set to The National’s “Slow Show”, Tobias Boesen’s Out Of A Forest will either leave you feeling fuzzy or hopping mad; it’s a fantastically shot CG/stop-motion film.

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Stop Motion: La Puerta

Stop Motion: La Puerta

YouTuber/artist Sam3’s La Puerta is literally a voyage through space and time: the stop motion video not only knocks on but knocks down doors and walls in Spain and Italy.

Short: Adobe Photoshop Cook

Short: Adobe Photoshop Cook

If only all of life was as easy as copying, pasting and undoing: Adobe Photoshop Cook is a whimsical stop-motion short film on making butter cookies; next up: click-drag-ingest.

Stop Motion: Metropolis

Stop Motion: Metropolis

The past and future of Charlotte, North Carolina literally unfolds in Metropolis; made by artist Rob Carter, the stop motion video is made entirely of images of buildings printed on paper.

Brief History of Everything

Brief History of Everything

Jamie Bell’s Brief History of Everything is by no means comprehensive, but it is epic: the flipbook video was drawn with biro pens and took 2,100 pages, 50 jotter books, and 3 weeks to make.

Video: T-shirt War

Video: T-shirt War

Rhett&Link’s T-shirt War puts our paltry graphic tee collection to shame, with Rhett and Link changing shirts over 100 times each in a stop-motion battle; yes, the 222 t-shirts are for sale.

Short Film: Digital Analogue

Short Film: Digital Analogue

Lv Sisi’s Digital Analogue is true to its name; the kinetic stop motion short film was edited digitally but is composed of over 6,000 still photos and set to sounds made by antique cameras.

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