Animator Ian Padgham Flourishes Within Vine’s 6-Second Recording Limit

Animator Ian Padgham Flourishes Within Vines 6 Second Recording Limit Vine stop motion animation

Since launching early last year the popular video recording app Vine has found itself capturing the height of world conflicts, the candid moments of celebrities, and the whimsical short films of creative artists.

One such person is Twitter video producer Ian Padgham who maximizes the use of every fractional second permitted by Vine’s brief 6-second recording limit. A master of stop motion, he often relies on a small wooden artist’s model which he manipulates to create surprisingly humanistic motion—an extraordinary feat given the linear nature of Vine. Make one tiny mistake halfway through and your recording is ruined. No editing allowed.

Padgham used Vine to shoot everything from 360 degree panoramas of Alcatraz to absurdly detailed nods to Eadweard Muybridge. Flooded with comments from other users as to the animator’s secrets, he’s also shot a few ‘how to’ clips showing some of his techniques. (via laughing squid)