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The New American: An Abstract Stop Motion Animation Laser Cut onto 800 Blocks of Wood by Nando Costa

The New American: An Abstract Stop Motion Animation Laser Cut onto 800 Blocks of Wood by Nando Costa

October 24, 2013

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Christopher Jobson

Created by designer Nando Costa (previously) The New American is a painstakingly crafted motion graphics animation that was laser cut into a series of 800 individual maple blocks, a process that took nearly two years. More



Animation Crafts

The Deep: Animator ‘PES’ Creates a Murky Underwater World with Metallic Tools

The Deep: Animator ‘PES’ Creates a Murky Underwater World with Metallic Tools

Oct.23.13

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Christopher

American director and stop-motion animator PES just released his beautiful 2010 stop motion short The Deep on his official YouTube channel in high definition. The murky underwater world of fish, seaweed and other aquatic lifeforms is created entirely from old hand tools, nut crackers, calipers, film lenses, faucet knobs, chains, and skeleton keys—the exact opposite of what you might expect to animate sea life with—demonstrating why PES is clearly a master of his craft. More



Animation Food

New Animated Cake Zoetrope from Alexandre Dubosc

New Animated Cake Zoetrope from Alexandre Dubosc

Sep.12.13

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Christopher

Artist Alexandre Dubosc (previously), known for his whirling cake zoetropes, just release this new piece he calls the Phytopage. While not as creepy as his earlier Tim Burton-inspired cake, any kind of animated cake is fine with me. More



Amazing

Ballpoint Barber: A Stop-Motion Reverse Haircut by Peter Simon

Ballpoint Barber: A Stop-Motion Reverse Haircut by Peter Simon

Sep.10.13

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Christopher

The ludicrous battle of haircut/shaving videos continues with an new stop-motion short from Peter Simon that was inspired by an old magnetic Wooly Willy toy. Simon previously created a video called Trim back in 2011 which might have been inspiration for Ben Garvin’s Magic Beard last month. Do we have a new genre on our hands? Music by Paul Otteson. More



Animation

Magic Beard: A Stop-Motion Video of Amazing Beard Tricks by Ben Garvin

Magic Beard: A Stop-Motion Video of Amazing Beard Tricks by Ben Garvin

Aug.21.13

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Christopher

Minneapolis-based photographer Ben Garvin just released this wacky video of stop-motion beard tricks called Magic Beard. Garvin shot the entire video on an iPhone and used an app called Stop Motion Studio to stitch it all together. Colossal takes no responsibility for how ridiculous this is. If you liked this also check out Trim. (via Laughing Squid) More



Design Illustration

Paper Stop Motion Teaser for the Human Body Anatomy App

Paper Stop Motion Teaser for the Human Body Anatomy App

Aug.19.13

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Christopher

The Human Body is the first release from design studio Tinybop as part of their Explorer’s Library series that seeks to “help children develop a foundational understanding of the world.” The immersive anatomy app for kids features some great artwork work from illustrator and designer Kelli Anderson who created 200+ illustrations of bones, veins, muscles and other components that comprise the interactive environment as well as the stop motion video above. More



Animation

Brock Davis Turns His Clever Visual Jokes into Stop Motion Shorts on Vine

Brock Davis Turns His Clever Visual Jokes into Stop Motion Shorts on Vine

Aug.1.13

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Christopher

I was excited to discover that mixed media artist Brock Davis (previously) recently joined Vine and started making some fantastic little animated shorts in his clever minimalist style. Definitely worth a follow. More



Animation

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

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

Jun.5.13

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Christopher










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. More



Animation Music

Stop Motion Wire and Paper Music Video by Patator Prod

Stop Motion Wire and Paper Music Video by Patator Prod

May.24.13

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Christopher

There are some fantastic sequences in this brief stop motion clip by Victor Haegelin of Patator Prod accompanied by music from Professor Kliq. Haegelin relies entirely on bent wire and paper to create everything you see and it’s amazing how fluid all the individual wire strands become when animated like this, wish it went a bit longer. (via vimeo) More



Animation

Blown Minded: A Painted Music Video for Young Galaxy by Carine Khalife

Blown Minded: A Painted Music Video for Young Galaxy by Carine Khalife

May.10.13

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Christopher

Montreal-based visual artist Carine Khalife produced, directed, animated this music video for the 2011 track Blown Minded, off the album Shapeshifting by Young Galaxy. The entire clip is comprised of oil paint on glass photographed above from a camera. Khalife explains her process a bit more on her site:

Basically, my technique was to paint on a piece of glass fixed to a light box.

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Animation Music

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

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

Apr.16.13

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Christopher

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. More

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