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Michael Jackson’s Signature Dance Moves Animated in Lego by Annette Jung

Michael Jacksons Signature Dance Moves Animated in Lego by Annette Jung stop motion Michael Jackson Lego dance animation

This is a fun clip by Berlin-based animator Annette Jung of Talking Animals that captures a sizeable repertoire of Michael Jackson’s dance moves using only pixelated Lego bricks. The sound really adds to the experience, headphones/speakers recommended. (via laughing squid)

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Revolution: The Lifecycle of Water Told in a Stop Motion Pop-Up Book

Revolution: The Lifecycle of Water Told in a Stop Motion Pop Up Book water stop motion pop ups paper books animation

This blog has seen it’s fair share of pop-up books, and animation using paper, but this might be the first where everything comes together in a single piece. Revolution is an animated short by photographer Chris Turner, paper engineer Helen Friel and animator Jess Deacon that explores the life cycle of a single drop of water through the pages of an elaborate pop-up book. The book contains nine scenes that were animated using 1,000 photographic stills shot over the course of a year. (via faith is torment)

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Favorite Place: An Embroidered Stop-Motion Music Video for Black Books by Christophe Thockler

Favorite Place: An Embroidered Stop Motion Music Video for Black Books by Christophe Thockler textiles stop motion sewing embroidery animation

Favorite Place: An Embroidered Stop Motion Music Video for Black Books by Christophe Thockler textiles stop motion sewing embroidery animation

Favorite Place: An Embroidered Stop Motion Music Video for Black Books by Christophe Thockler textiles stop motion sewing embroidery animation

Is this the first music video made exclusively with embroidery and sewing implements? I’m gambling yes. Directed, filmed, and produced by Christophe Thockler the clip uses 10,000 photographs of needles, thread, cloth and embroidery, mixed with clever lighting techniques to produce a fun video for Favorite Place, the latest track by US pop rock band Black Books.

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Animated Music Video for Bonobo by Cyriak Using Repurposed 1960s Stock Footage

Animated Music Video for Bonobo by Cyriak Using Repurposed 1960s Stock Footage music video animation

Animated Music Video for Bonobo by Cyriak Using Repurposed 1960s Stock Footage music video animation

This new music video by Cyriak Harris for Bonobo almost defies description, but if you recall the trippy video he did for Eskmo featured here about two years ago you’ll have an idea of where it’s going. Cyriak uses mid 20th-century stock video as building blocks to create machines, robots, and other bizarre tableaus reminiscent of Terry Gilliam-esque zoetropes. I just said that. Terry Gilliam-esque zoetropes. What does that even mean? Watch the video and I challenge you to describe it any better. (via lustik)

Update: According to Jeff over at Booooooom, Cyriak was inspired by the 1981 film Tango by Zbigniew Rybczynski.

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New Papercraft Stop-Motion Music Video for Shugo Tokumaru by Animation Masters Kijek / Adamski

New Papercraft Stop Motion Music Video for Shugo Tokumaru by Animation Masters Kijek / Adamski stop motion paper music animation

New Papercraft Stop Motion Music Video for Shugo Tokumaru by Animation Masters Kijek / Adamski stop motion paper music animation

New Papercraft Stop Motion Music Video for Shugo Tokumaru by Animation Masters Kijek / Adamski stop motion paper music animation

New Papercraft Stop Motion Music Video for Shugo Tokumaru by Animation Masters Kijek / Adamski stop motion paper music animation

Sit back, turn up the volume and set this video to full-screen. Behold the lastest stop motion music video from animation duo Katarzyna Kijek and Przemysław Adamski (previously here and here) for Japanese singer-songwriter Shugo Tokumaru. The video was launched just this morning courtesy of Pitchfork and features a brilliant, continuous parade of what must be thousands of cut paper and foam core silhouettes set to Tokumaru’s quirky track Katachi.

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The Deep End: A Jaw-Dropping Animation Drawn by Hand with Ink, White-out, and Coffee by Jake Fried

The Deep End: A Jaw Dropping Animation Drawn by Hand with Ink, White out, and Coffee by Jake Fried  psychedelic ink coffee animation

The Deep End: A Jaw Dropping Animation Drawn by Hand with Ink, White out, and Coffee by Jake Fried  psychedelic ink coffee animation

The Deep End: A Jaw Dropping Animation Drawn by Hand with Ink, White out, and Coffee by Jake Fried  psychedelic ink coffee animation

Boston-based animator Jake Fried just released his latest psychedelic animation, The Deep End, which was drawn entirely with ink, coffee, and white-out. The animation is continually layered on top of itself as forms morph, bend and transform across the screen. I can’t help but wonder how thick the final canvas is with so many layers of illustration. If you were as blown away by this as I was, you’re in luck: see some of his earlier animations such as Sick Leave and Waiting Room.

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The Animated ‘GIF-iti’ of INSA

The Animated GIF iti of INSA street art graffiti gifs animation

The Animated GIF iti of INSA street art graffiti gifs animation

The Animated GIF iti of INSA street art graffiti gifs animation

The Animated GIF iti of INSA street art graffiti gifs animation

The Animated GIF iti of INSA street art graffiti gifs animation

The Animated GIF iti of INSA street art graffiti gifs animation

The Animated GIF iti of INSA street art graffiti gifs animation

Fine artist and designer INSA creates elaborately painted walls that are photographed in sequence to create these amazing, psychedelic animated gifs. His latest piece (top 3 images) is a collaboration with artist Stanley Donwood called Hollywood Dooom to help celebrate the release of a new album for Atoms for Peace, AMOK, for which Donwood did the album artwork. INSA painted the entire exterior of XL Recordings four times to create the frames for the animation. Of the work he says:

My challenge was to take two very static items, a beautiful lino-cut and a less beautiful box of a building, and bring them to life. After a week of sweating in the Los Angeles late summer sun re-painting the whole building several times I got there. Animated as a continuous GIF it may only live online but some would argue that is where most now live there lives…

You can see more of INSA’s gif work and other pieces on his blog. (via the creator’s project)

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