Headlines like that are why we do what we do.
Here’s a really cool music video that uses 3D printing, stop-motion animation, and projection mapping to make a model come alive to sing a song. It’s a especially trippy, because it’s like seeing a statue start talking out of nowhere.
Lego’s Star Wars constructions kits are legendary. Even though the company has dozens of cool kits based on popular movies, there’s still nothing like seeing your favorite Star Wars characters miniaturized and given the proper Lego treatment.
After meeting with misadventure, a space probe from the Voyager mission crashes back to Earth, centuries after it left. But Earth is a very different place now, and there’s only one person around to witness the Golden Record’s message.
Back in 2009, a vibrant, hilarious French animated film called A Town Called Panic was released. Ninety-nine percent of us didn’t see it. The few that did, though, fell in love with its simple, brilliant aesthetic and funny, eccentric toy characters. Now, seven years later, two short sequels are coming to theaters.
Filmmakers have been stop-motion animation for eons, but holy crap man, people have gotten really, really good at it. This video by Vugar Efendi tracks the evolution of stop motion in film starting with The Enchanted Drawing in 1900, which was really just a drawing of a face changing facial expressions, all the way up…
I mean, the animator in the gif above changes his shirt at least four times before he’s able to make the Ninja Monkey doll walk, like, a couple of steps. That’s a lot of time spent animating the most basic of motions lasting just seconds. Imagine all the elbow grease that goes into the more intense stuff, or even a…
These stop motion short animations show what it’s like to turn paper into things like penne with meatballs or a bowl of ramen or a banana split. They’re so damn clever and fun that it hurts my cheeks when I watch them.
After seeing these paper versions of classic video games, I kind of wish I could play them all. Mystery Guitar Man used stop-motion animation and paper cutouts of stock images to recreate games like Donkey Kong, Sonic the Hedgehog, Mario Kart, and more. It’s fun to see the video games of our childhood done over in…
Vincent Peone’s “The Sea Is Blue” is a lovely tale about a girl’s journey, with the requisite voiceover telling the tale. As it should be, when you’re dealing with fairy tale mixed with myth.
It's always fun to see things that aren't supposed to be real, come alive. Breathing life into inanimate objects and giving them their own personality spins your brain sideways. This video by turns a woman's nails into their own little monsters.
Every ball of dough holds the potential to transform into something else. Usually that something else is something you can eat! But in this twisted stop-motion video, a ball of dough turns into terrifying frog and lizard and fish creatures. After watching these things come to life, I can never look at a ball of dough…
I love this stop motion animation video so much. Created by animator Jon Rolph, it shows a painter painting but instead of using regular ol' paint, the paint is made of Lego. It's so clever and so well done, you can see how the lighter brushstrokes use different bricks from the finished painting.
Latte art is great for making you feel a little bit special in the beginning of the day and absolutely necessary for any hashtag coffee Instagram post but it turns out, latte art also makes for a cute way to tell a stop motion animation love story too. Follow along this spot that uses 1,000 cups of latte to show love.
LAIKA's next movie Kubo and the Two Strings is centered around Japanese folktales. Already the creators are promising "mystical origami" and that is something I would very much like to see from a LAIKA production.
In this clip from the movie The Boxtrolls (it's the end credits scene), you see how the stop motion animation of that beautiful film was made. There aren't any shortcuts, somebody has to move the characters, move out of the way, film it and then move the characters over and over again to get it right.
Tom Moody is a musician struggling to find the confidence to sing. He'll have to take a surreal journey into his own mind and argue with himself and his memories of the past.
In what might be the most creative use of tissue ever, Fuyu Arai created this wonderful stop motion animation video for Nepia, a Japanese tissue paper company. It shows different animals like birds, dogs, kangaroos, frogs, etc. being formed through just tissue paper. The animation is so fluid that you almost believe…
Vi Hart, the soothing voice behind stop motion science-y explanations, is back at it again. In her latest video, she's showing you sound. Yup, she draws, annotates, illustrates, plays notes and visualizes every little nit and grit there is to know.