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

February 22, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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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)

 

 



Animation Design

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

February 11, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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This blog has seen its 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)

 

 



Animation Music

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

February 5, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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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.

 

 



Animation Music

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

January 25, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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.

 

 



Animation Music

A Layered Papercraft Stop-Motion Music Video for Shugo Tokumaru by Kijek/Adamski

January 21, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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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Animation

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

January 3, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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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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