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Fantastic Stop-Motion Videos of Furniture that Builds Itself

Monday 09.08.2014 , Posted by
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Woodworker and designer Frank Howarth has a workshop with a life of its own – at least that’s how it appears in his addictive stop-motion construction videos. His YouTube channel features a collection of meticulously created videos that detail each step in the construction of bookshelves, chairs, and toys – only Howarth is completely missing from the workshop. Here, pieces of raw wood seem to cut and assemble themselves. How convenient! [Read more...]

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A Mesmerizing Stop-Motion Video Made by Sanding Through Objects a Half Millimeter at a Time

Wednesday 07.09.2014 , Posted by
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There are hidden spaces inside the objects that surround us, and it only takes a industrial sanding machine to reveal them. That’s the work that artist Laurin Döpfner has done with the video Verschleif, removing just a half millimeter of each object with a pass from the sander, and photographing each layer to create a seriously mesmerizing stop-motion video. [Read more...]

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Each Frame of This Stop-Motion Animation Was Made with a 3D Printer

Sunday 04.13.2014 , Posted by
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With highly accurate 3D animation the standard in today’s world, it’s refreshing to see someone taking animation back to its origins when every frame was hand made… even if they did use highly modern technology. The creative folks at DBLG recently finished up an in-house project that sees an animated bear walking up a never ending flight of stairs, and each frame in this animation is individually 3D printed! [Read more...]

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Stop-Motion LEGOs: An Amazingly Accurate Remake of ‘The Blues Brothers’ Legendary Mall Car Chase

Wednesday 12.04.2013 , Posted by

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When it comes to old-school movie chase scenes, there are few that match the epic destructiveness of the classic mall car chase from The Blues Brothers. Similarly, there are few classic toys that have quite stood the test of time like LEGO. That’s just one part of why this creation from Australian stop-motion animator Duncan McConchie is so incredibly cool. It’s matched nearly frame for frame with the original film and features the same cool dialogue from John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd at their very best. [Read more...]

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A Crowdsourced Film Created With Pictures From 852 Different Instagram Users

Thursday 11.21.2013 , Posted by

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With each snap of the shutter, our world is increasingly being catalogued by the hordes of photographers roaming the globe; and as projects like Microsoft’s Photosynth have shown, that information is useful for reproducing a surprisingly convincing reality. Now, French art director Thomas Jullien has been crowdsourcing from a relatively new spring of imagery – Instagram. He’s created a surprisingly beautiful film. [Read more...]

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Theo Patzu’s Stop-Motion Film “Paper Memories” is a Journey Toward Happiness

Wednesday 10.09.2013 , Posted by

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The most powerful films are those that have the ability to touch us on a basic, human level. Theo Patzu’s award-winning Paper Memories is one of those films. It pulls at our heartstrings, fills us with nostalgia and encourages us on our journey toward happiness. [Read more...]

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Ballpoint Barber: A Stop Motion Real Life Wooly Willy

Thursday 09.12.2013 , Posted by

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Remember Wooly Willy, the simple toy that allowed you to give magnetic filing facial hair to a bare faced drawing of a bald guy? This new stop motion video by Peter Simon is kinda like that, but way cooler. Using a real man with real hair (lots of it), he created this reverse haircut with a “magic pen” on proud participant Tom Offer-Westort. Set to a special Wooly Willy song by Paul Otteson with hair styling by Abby Simon, Ballpoint Barber took over 300 printed pages to achieve this stop motion effect. [Read more...]

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Beard Magic: When Your Facial Hair Has a Life of Its Own, and Also Gives You Vegetables

Wednesday 08.21.2013 , Posted by

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Beards are awesome, in the old sense of the word. Like when you can hardly breath it is so awesome. Like when you might faint, fall over and land on the dog from the pure awesomeness. Minneapolis-based photographer Ben Garvin knows this and just released an absolutely fantastic and wacky stop-motion video called Magic Beard. He did the whole thing using the iPhone app Stop Motion Studio, and that’s all we’re going to tell you about it… take a safe seat and watch to the end! [Read more...]

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Animated in Cardboard: Stop-Motion Modern Dance

Wednesday 11.21.2012 , Posted by

Sometimes the most inspiring videos are only brief glimpses of brilliance. Rogier Wieland’s stop-motion animation, The Modern Dance, is just such a piece – lasting only 1 short minute, but packing a whole lot of visual inspiration onto those few seconds. Using many layers of cardboard cutouts, his tiny figure gracefully moves across the screen in near realistic fashion – even while clearly being made of roughly cut paper. [Read more...]

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Blue ‘Quadropus’ in a Stop-Motion Music Video

Friday 10.12.2012 , Posted by

In this new music video for musician Wax Taylor’s song Time To Go, a crochet “quadropus” swims around the city, happily changing objects to its favorite color: blue. Pretty soon a lot of his world is its favorite hue… but not everything is working out perfectly. The piece was created by Oh Yeah Wow out of Australia. They’re the folks behind Gotye’s similarly cool video for Easy Way Out. [Read more...]

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