Tag Archives: stop-motion

{ follow the dancing light }

25 Mar

Light painting – a photographic technique in which exposures are made by moving a hand-held light source or by moving the camera.

With a little practice, you can make yourself look like a super hero, hah!

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I think this video captures the effort required to do something like this.  It takes a lot of practice and precision to make the same movements over and over again with a glowstick/flashlight since you don’t know what the image being “drawn” actually looks like until you see it on camera:

It takes 3 people alone just to make a smiley face, doesn’t it?

I can’t even imagine how long it took them to perfect the walking dog.  Stop-motion videos are hard enough to make as it is, but to do it with light?  It’s insane!

source: flickr & weheartit

Le Flâneur: Stop-Motion Paris

1 Sep

Stop-motion Paris composed completely of photographs.   Continue reading

Marcel the Shell With Shoes On

14 Jan

Marcel the Shell With Shoes On is a stop-motion animated interview of what life is like for a tiny shell living in a big world.  Admittedly,  I  am not a fan of Marcel’s voice but his monologue is so adorable that I am instantly charmed.  In fact, I’m I would love to try out Dorito hang-gliding too, if given the chance.

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Something Left, Something Taken.

21 Sep

An animated dark comedy about a vacationing couple's encounter with a man they believe to be the Zodiac Killer. Based on a true story.

Something Left, Something Taken has got me thinking that maybe I should start watching CSI again…  or at least catch a few eps here and there when it airs.   I somewhat lost interest in it after Grissom left.  I didn’t the new guy has what it takes to lead the team since he’s just a professor/surgeon at a university;  I was surprised they hired him since I assumed that they would promote someone within the team…

Well anyways, this short animation shows that sometimes, when push comes to shove, it doesn’t hurt to blend your survival skills with whatever forensic knowledge you’ve acquired from watching movies and reading books.

Better safe than sorry, lol.

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Techniques and tools:
After Effects, Stop-Motion, Pixilation, Drawn on Paper, Flash, Live Action puppets

Direction/Animation/Design/Writing:
Max Porter & Ru Kuwahata

Sound Design/ Mix:  Greg Sextro (East West Audio)
Voice recording:  Erin Kilkenny

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Behind the Scenes:

Check out their site for more: http://tinyinventions.com/blog/?p=317

Wallace & Gromit – A Matter of Loaf & Death: How They Donut

12 Mar

I’ve been a huge fan of Aardman’s Wallace & Gromit since I saw their shorts on YTV as a child.  Their work didn’t exactly introduce me to stop-motion animation, (Tim Burton did that with A Nightmare Before Christmas), but I’ve become fascinated with this form of animation since I saw The Wrong Trousers (which, FYI is still my favorite of this this genre).  The details of the sets are absolutely jaw-dropping.  Wallace’s house has all the knickknacks and clutter that a real lived-in house would have, but at the same time, there’s just something about it that looks so inviting and cozy.  The same goes for Gromit’s house — I can never read all the titles of the books he has in his bookshelf, but it seems like they’re all “dog-related” interests.

I haven’t watched Wallace & Gromit’s latest adventure — A Matter of Loaf & Death — yet, so I’ve only skimmed bits of this clip about the making of it,  just so I won’t spoil it for myself.  Thought I’d post it anyways for all you fans out there anyways.

Behind the scenes at Aardman – Wallace & Gromit: A Matter of Loaf & Death:

DEADLINE — URGH!!! I feel so uninspired…

5 Feb

Just call it designer’s block…  I’m suppose to be finishing a website that I was hired to do but…. well, let’s just say it’s not really happening…  I’m feeling a bit like this guy right about now:

While you’re at it, watch the making of it too.  An insane amount of post-its were sacrificed for this work =) Continue reading

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