I have to shout our to Vincent Laforet for tweeting this out. This is a wonderful little short movie made as live-action stop motion. I name it live action because people are the main actors here and I had a project in a community college video course to do something like this. My project was very short on story and not elaborate in the least. I really love the use of shadows in this film. The story is cute and really enjoyed it. Give it a watch.
This is a very nice little story about a toy wanting to journey across the country and see places. Very beautifully done, this stop motion short is quite filmic with its use of sliders in the shooting and a quite emotional soundtrack. There was some thought and planning put into this and it shows. Very nice finished piece and worth your time!
Themed appropriately for Halloween comes this trailer from the makers of Coraline. Not too much can be gathered about the plot from this trailer, but you can tell its the story of strange happenings surrounding a zombie obsessed young man. It has all the same charming characteristics of Coraline and I think it will be a fun watch next August when it comes out.
I’m a huge fan of Aardman and pretty much all they do. This is their first stop motion feature film since parting ways with Dreamworks and looks to have all the same character and charm as their other works. I like the trailer and I think this is one that will be seen with the kids.
Keeping with the season, here is a funny felt flick about book cover illustrations come to life. By felt, I mean this stop motion animated short features characters crafted out of felt. I say keeping with the season because one character comes from the cover of Dracula and the other is a skeleton. This tail is somewhat bitter-sweet and watch out for the fornication during the end credits. Not quite family safe.
This is an interesting video showing a stop motion animator at work. You can’t get too much of an idea how to do the same thing, but it does give a bit of an impression on how the process works. It is very time consuming and exacting work when done well. This looks very well done.
This has been around for a bit, but I only found it recently through a post on aetuts+. It is a stop motion animation where a great deal of the movement comes from the illustrations on t-shirts changing over time.
This is a really fun idea and the execution it awesome. I haven’t watched the making of video yet, but intend to. Really cool stuff! There is a second T-Shirt Wars video around as well and I have yet to watch that one either.