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Joy: A Dreamy Stop Motion Music Video for Iron & Wine by Hayley Morris

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Joy: A Dreamy Stop Motion Music Video for Iron & Wine by Hayley Morris  watercolor stop motion music video animation

Joy: A Dreamy Stop Motion Music Video for Iron & Wine by Hayley Morris  watercolor stop motion music video animation

Director and animator Hayley Morris (previously) takes us on a surreal journey in her dreamlike music video for Joy, a track off Iron & Wine’s latest album Ghost on Ghost that was released just this morning. In her video for Joy Morris found inspiration from the lyric “deep inside the heart of this crazy mess, I’m only calm when I get lost within your wilderness,” which she used as a jumping off point for her animation which was created by projecting hand-painted watercolor animations into stop-motion landscapes. There are some terrifically brilliant moments, the moth especially, which made my jaw drop a bit. I’ve also included a making-of video above showing some behind the scenes footage. (via the fox is black)

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Stop Motion Chalk Tetris by Chris Carlson

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Stop Motion Chalk Tetris by Chris Carlson video games stop motion chalk animation

Stop Motion Chalk Tetris by Chris Carlson video games stop motion chalk animation

Denver-based artist Chris Carlson who is known for his work with 3D chalk illusions created a great stop motion Tetris game. The shading, perspective and motion is incredibly spot-on. You can see more of his video game and pop-culture influenced chalk drawings over on Tumblr. (via the awesomer)

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Art Class Advertising Reinvented: A Stop Motion Video Using Stills Taken from a Life Drawing Course

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Art Class Advertising Reinvented: A Stop Motion Video Using Stills Taken from a Life Drawing Course stop motion drawing animation advertising

How do you advertise a life drawing course? You could photocopy posters from the last session for the umpteenth time and hang them on a wall, or maybe take out a tiny ad in the local paper and hope some people show up. Except that’s what we’ve been doing for decades. Creative duo Wriggles & Robbins decided to take a new approach in this brief clip advertising drawing courses at The Book Club in London. Using photographed stills of the students’ work-in-progress the team created this lovely stop motion video the that does an extraordinary job of capturing the energy, perspective and fun of a life-drawing class. Really cool, I wish it went on for another minute or so. (via it’s nice that)

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

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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

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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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