I just covered the work of Lucas Simões less than 10 posts ago but he just uploaded this new project called Quasi Cinema that seemed worth mentioning. Using sequential photographs that have been bent and woven with string into long rows he recreates a sense of cinematic motion in these wall-mounted installations. Much more here.
A wonderful stop motion piece by director Peter Simon featuring the hair of Tom Offer-Westort. (via laughing squid)
London-based artist and animator Nicos Livesey creates these mind-exploding animations using intricately built loafs of plasticine. The colorful clay is formed into morphing and shifting geometric patterns that are revealed as he slices and photographs the cross-sections at painstaking 2mm intervals. (via fastco)
A beautiful music video for Loose Fit by UK animator Abbie Stephens using an interesting subtractive technique where film stills were printed on standard printer paper and then carefully torn. From Vimeo:
Firstly a full days live action shoot took place. After a preliminary edit was locked down the movie was exported as an image sequence at 12 frames per second. Each frame was scaled and printed onto paper. 2’520 frames to be precise. Using 500ml of ink and refilling the ink cartridges about 12 times each. The printouts were then cut and torn and then stop frame animated using a rostrum camera. The animation was finally re-edited and colour corrected.
Check out some shots from the making of:
A lovely animated short by Rachel Kwak for an experimental animation class at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Her craftmanship is impressive including a number of techniques including cut-outs, hand-drawn stills, stop motion and replacement animation. (via kuriositas)
I can say with absolute certainty that in over 1,100 posts on Colossal this is the first featuring an animated gif. This is the work of Atlanta-based Aubrey Longley-Cook who created this animated dog by photographing the backside of the embroideries that it’s made from. (via lustik)
A new stop motion short from Montreal-based Pascal Blais Studio. This appears to be some sort of self-promotional piece that just appeared on their Vimeo channel without explanation, however I sense the potential for many more of these. Directed by Patrick Boivin from Woolf + Lapin. (via laughing squid)
This is designer Ching-Wen Wu’s first foray into stop-motion animation. She was inspired by the SNASK stop-motion short by Mike Crozier, and indeed many of the shots, sequences, and effects are almost identical shot for shot. However Wu’s seems more refined and perfect, it’s hard to believe this is her first attempt at something like this. Some making-of shots here.