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Bears on Stairs: A Stop Motion-Animation Created from 3D-Printed Frames

Bears on Stairs: A Stop Motion Animation Created from 3D Printed Frames stop motion bears animation 3d printing

Bears on Stairs: A Stop Motion Animation Created from 3D Printed Frames stop motion bears animation 3d printing

Bears on Stairs: A Stop Motion Animation Created from 3D Printed Frames stop motion bears animation 3d printing

The creative team over at London-based DBLG recently released this in-house animation titled Bears on Stairs that involed old school stop motion techniques paired with modern 3D printing. The painstaking process involved printing a sequence of 50 tiny sculptures which had to be photographed one by one over a period of 4 weeks—all for a mere two seconds of animation. I love the texture on the surface created by the printer. See more over at DBLG. (via Visual News)

Woodoo: A Stop-Motion Animation with Laser-Cut Wood

Woodoo: A Stop Motion Animation with Laser Cut Wood wood stop motion animation

Created by Amsterdam-based director and animator Andre Maat, this quick animated short titled Woodoo relies on impressive sequences of laser-cut wood to create the illusion of a malliable substance. (via Booooooom)

A Girl Named Elastika: An Animated Adventure in Office Supplies

A Girl Named Elastika: An Animated Adventure in Office Supplies stop motion office animation

A Girl Named Elastika: An Animated Adventure in Office Supplies stop motion office animation

Animated by Guillaume Blanchet (who you might know from his hilarious The Man Who Lived on His Bike), this new stop-motion short called A Girl Named Elastica tells the brief story of a girl who leaves her home to adventures around the world. Probably the most notable aspect is the ingenious use of thumbtacks and rubber bands to create the majority of the animation which takes place entirely on a small bulletin board. A Girl Named Elastica has been winning awards at animation festivals all over the world since last year, and you can follow Blanchet over on Facebook.

Paint Showers: A Thunderstorm of Stop Motion Paint by Miguel Jiron

Paint Showers: A Thunderstorm of Stop Motion Paint by Miguel Jiron stop motion rain paint animation

Paint Showers is beautiful animated short directed and animated by LA-based Miguel Jiron. Filmed back in 2011, the piece was made by photographing sequences of paint drips and splashes which were then set to sounds of rain creating an otherworldly thunderstorm of paint. You can see much more of Jiron’s animation work right here. (via Vimeo Staff Picks)

Colourblind: A Wooden Stop-Motion Short for Elliot the Bull

Colourblind: A Wooden Stop Motion Short for Elliot the Bull wood stop motion music video animation

Colourblind: A Wooden Stop Motion Short for Elliot the Bull wood stop motion music video animation

Colourblind is the latest stop-motion short from Australian animation firm Oh Yeah Wow (previously here and here). While the animators have previously worked with light, textiles, clay and other materials, this piece was constructed from geometric wood pieces to tell the story of two beautifully imagined characters. The video was created for alternative rock band Elliot the Bull’s latest single by the same title, Colourblind.

Noise: A Visualization of Sound through Stop Motion

Noise: A Visualization of Sound through Stop Motion stop motion sound animation

Noise: A Visualization of Sound through Stop Motion stop motion sound animation

Nearly three years after sharing the trailer for their short film Noise, polish animators Katarzyna Kijek and Przemysław Adamski (previously here and here) have just released the full version online for the first time. The short was screened at more than 60 film festivals globally over the last few years, receiving numerous awards and accolades along the way. I won’t spoil it for you, but the innovative short explores the visualization of sound through stop motion animation. Via their website:

[Noise is] inspired by the theoretic work of George Berkeley and basics of synesthetic perception. It’s a game of imagination provoked by sound. Individual sounds penetrating into the apartment of the main character relieved of their visual designates evoke images distant from its origins.

You can see a few making of photos over on their blog. FYI: it gets a little dark.

Life and Death Animated through the Four Seasons in New Music Video for Chet Faker

Life and Death Animated through the Four Seasons in New Music Video for Chet Faker stop motion seasons music video

In this superbly shot stop-motion music video for Chet Faker’s latest single Talk is Cheap, creative directors Toby and Pete create a striking visual of the four seasons. It gets a tad macabre at the end, but it’s still beautifully executed. If you liked this, check out Emma Allen’s makeup stop-motion short Ruby.

Move Mountain: A New Stop-Motion Short from Kirsten Lepore

Move Mountain is the latest stop-motion masterpiece from animator Kirsten Lepore (previously here and here) who explains the narrative as “a story about illness, perseverance, and our connection to everything around us.” The short is Lepore’s CalArts graduate thesis film and represents countless hours of labor detailed in this making of video. Outstanding work. (via Booooooom)

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