Australian auteur Rick Mereki and Tim White created this wonderful travel video titled MOVE, commissioned by STA Australia, that has rapidly gone viral around the tubes of the Internet. Starring one lucky dude Andrew Lees, these guys traveled a total of 38,000 miles to 11 countries over the course of 44 days. I recommend just clicking on the play button above and watching it for the first time without any spoiler explanation. That said, I love the way their editing rapidly stitched together Andrew’s time in various locales around the world, some familiar and others not, into one coherent movement that underscores our shared connectivity despite our vast differences.
I love stop motion from chloe fleury on Vimeo. San Francisco based French artist Chloe Fleury created this neat paper-craft stop-motion video about the history of…stop motion video, which is a favorite around these SunFiltered part of the woods.
Tumblingerstraße from yo man on Vimeo. This is an impressive stop-motion video using miniature toy cars and figures to create a scale model of Tumblingerstraße, which is a street in Munich where graffiti is legally permitted. A hipster Ken could hang out on this street.
Something Left, Something Taken- Full Version from Tiny Inventions on Vimeo. Max Porter, a regular reader of our SUNfiltered blog and one half of the talented married duo behind Tiny Inventions (a Brooklyn-based animation firm), wrote in to share a funny independent short film he created with his wife Ru Kuwahata. SOMETHING LEFT, SOMETHING TAKEN…
Gabriel Psaltakis created and directed this sweet and funny short Greek film titled THE GIRL ON THE WALL. Mixing live action with stop-motion animation, a bored office man helps a love-struck street art character woo a disinterested girl across the street.
A Japanese student combined two of the Internet’s favorite things, stop motion animation and Mario, in this video. What makes this even more impressive is that everything was created with just sticky notes and a whole lot of time. According to the Google translation of this Japanese website, it took him about 2 weeks to…
Broken Fingaz -Graffiti Stop Motion from Broken Fingaz on Vimeo. Israeli artists Tant and Unga of the “broken fingaz crew” created this stop-motion animated bit of street art set to some aggressive beats. This video is somewhat reminiscent of Blu’s videos (previously). Also, speaking of street art, if you haven’t seen EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT…
Skateboardanimation from Tilles Singer on Vimeo. Tilles Singer created this brilliant little short film that combines stop-motion with a paper craft aesthetic to produce a wonderful style and effect, which I’m sure will be aped in car commercials attempting to market to a “hip” audience. Singer succinctly explains that this took “a ton of digital…
Adobe Photoshop Cook from Lait Noir on Vimeo. Maya Rota Klein’s video tutorial demonstrates how if Photoshop existed for aspiring chefs, then baking cookies could be done with a mere click of the mouse button. Someone needs to greenlight and fast track this program ASAP. I’m also looking forward to Photoshop Clean.
Papierkrieg from Makaio Tisu on Vimeo. I’m loving this stop-motion video titled “Papierkrieg” which was recently uploaded to The Internet and has rapidly caught a lot of attention. It depicts two kids’ paper airplanes engaged in an ever escalating battle. If you like the t-shirt war, you’ll especially enjoy this.
This video combines two of my favorite things: No, not raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, although those are pretty awesome. I’m talking about stop-motion video and t-shirts! This video by Rhett and Link depicts a battle between two guys and their t-shirt armament in nothing but stop-motion glory!
Boing Boing surfaced this impressive colorful stop-motion video KABOOM! from the popular artist PES (previously mentioned here). There’s a disconnect in the experience between the artist’s repurposing of common innocuous items into weapons of war.
videogioco-loop experiment from donato sansone on Vimeo. Utilizing a similar technique to the previously posted Parkour paper-and-ink stop-motion video that I previously posted, “VIDEOGIOCO” by Milky Eyes depicts a slightly-NSFW, yet hilarious and surreal fight in this must-watch short film. [Via]
I previously featured Patrick Boivin’s entertaining stop-motion toy figure fight between Bruce Lee and Iron Man. Boivin is back with another installment that animates a twirling Michael Jackson in a dance off against Mr. Bean, who’s got his own trick up his sleeve. Boivin perfectly captures the inane imaginative battles I used to conjure up…
TINY RIOT PROJECT director Kris Lefcoe.
Sundance Channel recently sat down for an interview with Kris Lefcoe, the director of TINY RIOT PROJECT. What started as a music video for a small Canadian band ended up installed at some of the most prestigious art galleries and venues in the world suck as Art Basel Miami, Havana Biennale, and Galerie Tomas Schulte Berlin. Watch TINY RIOT PROJECT at Sundance Channel’s Digital Shorts.
What was the inspiration for TINY RIOT PROJECT?
Lefcoe : A few years ago I had a vision of an army of Care Bears and Coppertone girls attacking kids. I wanted to re-contextualize these sweet and cuddly icons as a bastion of corporate power. I ended up dropping the Coppertone girls and going for more of the Saturday morning cartoon plushies.
Why did you choose stop motion over other forms of animation, even live action?
Lefcoe : Stop motion is just so charming, so endearing. The viewer is drawn into this magical world, it’s irresistible. So it was the perfect medium, a surprising juxtaposition with the violence and political critique in the film. But it’s dangerously addictive. After shooting it, I wanted to shoot everything in stop motion.
Cardboard creatures roams a foreboding urban landscape in this awesome stop-motion video created by Sjors Vervoort for a student graduation animation project. Well done, kid. The style does remind me of the past work of famous street artist Blu who I previously mentioned. [Via]
Matilda Tristram created this whimsical and playful stop-motion animated music video for band Omo. Playing with food never seemed so fun! I especially like the jump roping meatball. Omo – Oversized from LOAF on Vimeo. [Via]
Female street artist Yseult aka “YZ,” pronounced as “Eyes,” created this meditative stop motion video “Still Alive” of blues icon BB King animated from almost 70 street posters. For more information on this artist check out this interview.
This short by Michael Hickox would be right in the middle of a Venn diagram overlapping LEGO, classic arcade games, and stop motion video, which are three popular trends lately in the blogosphere.
The great stop-motion video below was the senior project of a Savannah College of Art and Design student named Bang-yao Liu. The music is by one of my favorite groups, the Norwegian electronica duo Royksopp:
Laika, a Soviet astro-dog earned the distinction of being the first mammal to go up in space and orbit the earth in 1957. She was also the first casualty of the space program. On a more upbeat note, Laïka is also a spirited and spunky promo video created by Guillaume Blanchet to celebrate the 10…
Let there be light! An opened case unleashes the proverbial Pandora’s box in this video that blends stop-motion animation with light drawing. Relatedly, check out the Flickr group for other light drawings. Light Stop-Motion from Felipe Vincensi on Vimeo.
Chris Gavin‘s experimental stop-motion film, TXT ISLAND. Painstakingly hand-crafted using hundreds of plastic peg-board letters over several months, this little gem follows the endeavors of a squad of letters, as they delve deep into the jungle of a mysterious island. Gavin is one of the several extremely talented award-winning directors from TANDEM, an innovative animation…
SCINTILLATION from Xavier Chassaing on Vimeo. A mesmerizing short by Xavier Chassaing. This stop motion film was pieced together from over 35,000 photographs!