A man passes by an overturned box on the sidewalk. He stoops to peek into its hole, and finds a pair of eyes staring back at him. Nirvan Mullick’s stop-motion short was inspired by Kobo Abe’s eponymous novel.
Frank Howarth loves to share videos of himself building wooden items, but this one is truly special. He chronicled how he built three bookcases using nearly 6,400 photos, making it seem like his woodshop had a life of its own.
Animator Monsieur Caron made this silly LEGO recreation of Ghostbusters, in which Slimer has been replaced with a special guest ghost. Now that you can buy an LEGO Ecto-1 kit, there’s no reason why you can’t make your own sequel.
Oscar-nominated stop-motion filmmaker PES is raising funds for his next short film. Submarine Sandwich will feature old sports equipment as delicatessen. Pledge rewards include HD copies of his cookingshort films, t-shirts and toys.
Mikey Please follows up The Eagleman Stag with another metafictional stop-motion short. Marilyn Myller calls attention to the perverted catharsis that we’ve come to prefer over tedious tasks such as examination and reflection.
Like Laurin Döpfner, Simon Gerbaud became obsessed with destroying objects neatly, exposing their insides and cross-sections bit by bit until all that’s left is dust, only to play the footage back to make the objects whole.
(NSFW: Language) “There’s something wrong with them! They look like us but different!” The LEGO world is invaded by KRE-O and other LEGO clones in Robot Chicken’s jab at the movie adaptation of World War Z.
Using an edge sander, Laurin Döpfner shaved a variety of objects 0.5mm at a time, taking a picture of the result of each pass. The result is a mesmerizing – albeit destructive – analog version of a CT scan.
Adam Savage and Tested invited illustrator Marty Cooper – the man behind Aug(De)Mented Reality – to ask him how he makes his viral doodles and stop-motion short films. Then they make one clip, which you can see at 6:45.
It’s the stuff that childhood fantasies are made of in the latest stop-motion film from Counter656, as Optimus Prime takes on the Batmobile and the DeLorean from Back to the Future in an epic fight. Be sure to stick around for a surprise.
(NSFW: Language, Gore) Claymation master Lee Hardcastle had Peter, Ray, Egon and Winston recreate scenes from Reservoir Dogs, Inglorious Basterds, Pulp Fiction and other Tarantino films. Also, here’s a promising pitch for Ghostbusters 3.
Michelangelo and Abraham Lincoln star in History Cops. This puntastic animated short was made to promote the Blu-ray and DVD release of The LEGO Movie. “I release you from the shackles of freedom.” Yaaaay – what?
(NSFW: Language) The contents of your pantry have never been as hardcore as in this stop-motion animation by Julian Petschek, a hip-hop clip based loosely on the story of Drake and Lil’ Wayne. We kid you not.
Marty Cooper (aka “Hombre_McSteez”) combined doodles drawn with a Sharpie and Wite-Out on transparencies with live-action backgrounds to create this amusing animated short film. Marty also creates silly still images.
The stop-motion lyric video for Vacationer’sThe Wild Life. It’s a bright and cheerful track from Relief, an album that promises to have “a cinematic wallop of positivity-oozing pop.” Stash this one in your summer playlist.
While its imagery may seem primitive at first, the animation in Rodrigo EBA!’s stop-motion short about pollution is instantly more impressive when you realize that it was made entirely from meticulously placed droplets of water and coffee.
Five people depicted as cute plants or animals share their stories of loss – a pet, a body part, a friend and parents – how they overcame it and what they took from the experience. A heartwarming claymation by Fiona Dalwood.
A peek at the life of Elastika, a happy-go-lucky adventurer. Irene deserves a lot of credit too. Using only rubber bands and thumbtacks, director Guillaume Blanchet created a vivid world by leaving much to our imagination.