Magic bookcase makes itself in neat stop-motion video

I don't know about you, but sometimes I daydream that I have the power to move stuff or make wonderful things with my mind alone—because I can't be bothered to move from my sofa, really. Superlazyass-Man. That would be my superhero name. Or Mary Poppins. And my superpower will look just like this video. » 8/27/14 11:28pm 8/27/14 11:28pm

Watch This Incredible "Transformers" Stop-Motion Movie Right Now

Save yourself the $12 (or whatever it costs these days) it takes to see the new Transformers movie and watch this instead. A clever YouTube user named Harris Loureiro created an awesome video that blends computer effects and stop-motion features to depict a fight between Optimus Prime and an army of Constructicons. » 7/05/14 2:22pm 7/05/14 2:22pm

An Army of 3D-Printed Bears Went Into This Adorable Animation

Well, shucks: this Bears on Stairs stop-motion clip is just adorable, and, whaddya know, it's as impressive as it is cute. London-based creative agency DBLG 3D-printed a different figurine for each and every frame of the clip, resulting in surprisingly realistic movement for an angular white mammal. » 4/14/14 3:20pm 4/14/14 3:20pm

A Charming Adventure Around the World Animated With Office Supplies

A girl named Elastika lives in a world made of office supplies, but her escapades are a far cry from cubicle drudgery. With just some pushpins and rubber bands, filmmaker Guillaume Blanchet takes her—and us—around the world in screeching cars, sinking ships, and even rockets. Can you catch all the famous sights that… » 4/02/14 6:00pm 4/02/14 6:00pm

This cute stop motion animation was made entirely with drops of water

Who knew a sad story told through water drops can be so fun to watch? This stop motion animation called Cachoeira (which means waterfall in Portuguese) by Rodrigo EBA! is illustrated with a little droplet man in a little droplet car trying to take a dip in a little droplet waterfall. I find it adorable. » 2/25/14 9:20pm 2/25/14 9:20pm

Four seasons pass in three minutes in this beautiful stop-motion video

Time doesn't stop for anybody. Seasons keep rolling one after the other. Weather could care less if you're cold or hot or just right. And life eventually ends. This new stop motion music video directed by Toby and Pete for Chet Faker's Talk Is Cheap examines all that in 3 minutes. It's mesmerizing to see a year's life… » 2/20/14 7:57pm 2/20/14 7:57pm

What's Your Favorite Lego Stop-Motion Animation Ever?

Kinja user David Pickett claims the Spider-man vs Doctor Ock short below is technically one of the best Lego stop-motion animations ever, probably tied with the one above—Star Wars: The Han Solo Affair. But there are many more, including the ones in our old Lego animation contest. What's your favorite Lego stop-motion? » 7/29/13 12:50am 7/29/13 12:50am

These Guys Used 1600 Instagram Photos to Make One Instagram Video

To everyone shooting Instagram videos right now, just give up. No one cares about your 15 second selfie or crappy first video test. It's never going to be as good as your pictures. But you should also give up because these guys used 1,600 different Instagram pictures to stitch together a wonderful stop motion… » 6/25/13 10:36pm 6/25/13 10:36pm

Playing Tetris in Stop Motion Chalk Art Is A Lot Harder Than You Think

Tetris, a game we all spent many a years playing in the back of classrooms, on the top of toilets and so forth, has never been played like this. Artist Chris Carlson created a 3D chalk art version of Tetris and played a quick round of the puzzle game. It's incredible how detailed it is, you feel as if you could just… » 4/09/13 7:00pm 4/09/13 7:00pm

A Stop Motion Video Showing the Drawing of an Art Model from Every…

Stop motion videos are usually charming because they're so bare boned, the choppy movements are part of the appeal. But at its most wonderful, stop motion videos can bring sketches or toys or static objects to life. This super creative idea from Wriggles & Robins shows just that—every angle of an art model is… » 3/23/13 2:00am 3/23/13 2:00am

This Shape Shifting House Is a Transformer That Hides in Nature

This house in the San Juan Islands of Washington hides itself in nature and reveals its transformer abilities depending on the day. There are floor to ceiling glass walls that can be exposed. Or can be made to be completely open. There is an extendable deck. There is a bathroom roof that can be raised away. Hell,… » 2/21/13 11:00pm 2/21/13 11:00pm