Video artists Dropbear created the stop-motion animation for Opiuo’s electro-funk track Quack Fat using 240 audio cassettes, 5,600 feet of video tape, 108 floppy discs and an old Sony Walkman. The tapes and discs make good pixels.
A boy narrates what happens when a peaceful city is attacked by the dreaded Gray. Rogier Wieland’s awesome stop-motion short film for LEGO China keeps things fresh by constantly switching scales and perspectives.
The amazing music video for the lead single from Son Lux’s upcoming album Bones. The Made Shop’s Nathan Johnson and Katie Chastain used foam boards, pins and rubberized thread to mimic primitive polygonal graphics.
Bored at your desk? Got a hole punch, a notepad, and plenty of patience? Like artist Scott Blake, you too could create your own flipbook animation using these common office supplies. Too lazy for that? Just buy one that’s already made up.
Harris Loureiro spent six months making this stop-motion Transformers fan film, using nothing more than mech toys, cardboard, campy rock music and cartoon voice acting. Michael Bay could learn a thing or two from Harris.
Woodworker Frank Howarth shot nearly 6,000 stills, then assembled this stop-motion animation to create the illusion that his table saw and its accessories have lives of their own, and require no human intervention to operate.
Digital Wizards Studios used over $100,000 worth of LEGO to recreate some of the most memorable scenes from Jurassic Park. Though in the spirit of LEGO films and games they added humourous twists here and there as well.
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.
Filmmaker Wilkie Branson created this beautiful and heartfelt animated short by hand-cutting more than 4,000 individual printouts of dance movements from his other film, then compositing them into larger than life backdrops.
Despite its deceptively simple visual style, Director Péter Vácz award-winning short film is a masterpiece of storytelling that will quickly draw you in to its world, as it brilliantly explores the tenuous nature of interpersonal relationships.
LAIKA, the brilliant animators behind films like Coraline, ParaNorman and The Boxtrolls are auctioning off screen-used puppets and props from their films. A portion of the proceeds benefit The Art of Elysium, a non-profit arts organization.
Bricktease made this stop-motion LEGO recreation of the shower stabbing scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s classic Psycho. As a shot-for-shot remake, the tension is just as palpable as it was in the original movie.
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.
Propadata Films created this stop-motion animation using over 10,000 hex nuts to paint a picture of manufacturing and the tools of industry. Though we can’t recommend using a flat-blade screwdriver on hex nuts.
The Dark Knight from the LEGO movies challenges the Man of Steel to a battle. For some reason. Superman doesn’t get it either and refuses to fight, but Bats is determined to throw everything but the Bat Kitchen Sink at him.
Husband and wife team Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp are back with our favorite existential hero in a conch shell. Watch him talk about a grape and sing a heartbreaking rendition of A Perfect Day. He also has a new book.
Stop-motion animator Adam Brown appropriately used the discontinued Construx building toys in the music video for Construxon Time Again, a song by synthwave artist Jacob 2-2 (an alias that may also be familiar to ’80s kids).
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.