This stop-frame animation was directed by Ed Patterson and Will Studd, collectively known as Sumo Science, at Aardman Animations. In 2007 the pair developed the stop-frame animation series Stuff vs. Stuff, in which household objects battle it out “Fight Club” style. This was commissioned by Aardman and Player X and was released on mobile phones… Read More »
Goddamn Studio did post production on Danny Boy, a stop motion film co-produced in Switzerland and Poland. It tells the story of a poet in a city populated by characters without heads. A wide range of visual effects was done by the studio on all the shots. These included erasing the studio support rods of… Read More »
The story of Oedipus, in 8 minutes, performed by vegetables, in the tradition of Ben Hur. A sword and salad epic, in classic CinemaScope. Featuring a Potato, a Tomato, Broccoli, Garlic, and Billy Dee Williams as the Bartender. It took two years, a volunteer crew of more than 100 people, and post production resources donated… Read More »
This very smooth puppet animation tells the story without words. This is the final cut of Tyson James Dale’s thesis film. Tyson James Dale is from San Francisco, Ca, USA. A business inspector is sent to inspect an old theatre. When he arrives on location, there’s no theatre, only an empty lot with a charismatic… Read More »
Jean-François Lévesque uses a mixture of puppet and hand-drawn animation to tell the story of Valentin and his quest to find meaning in his life. He is stuck in a dead-end job and has forgotten all about the things that used to bring him joy. As the years pass boredom replaces all his aspirations and… Read More »
Norman McLaren filmed actors with stop motion to create a story of conflict between next door neighbours. When Neighbours won an Oscar, McLaren was in Brazil and so was notified by telegram. Back came his simple reply: ‘What’s an Oscar?’ Read more in Animator Issue 19.
Ricky Martin, who works for Aardman animations, and photographer friend Neil Young demonstrate the process of making a 90-second stop-motion animation video in Ricky’s kitchen. They use a domino dressed as an Indiana Jones type character.
The Sand Castle is a 1977 stop motion animated short by Co Hoedeman. Winner of the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film at the 50th Academy Awards. Co Hoedeman’s short animated film is about the sandman and the creatures he sculpts out of sand.
A tongue-in-cheek look at making a career in stop motion animation. The video begins with; “When you don’t get a lot of acting work you have to make the magic happen and I’ve always had a love of stop motion animation.” See more movie career sillisness from this presenter on the LOOinLONDON YouTube page.
Cornelius Fit Song by Japanese artist Tsujikawa Koichiro appears to be a combination of stop-motion animation overlaid with computer graphic animation. It won an Excellence Prize at the 2006 Japan Media Arts Festival. There is more information on the Japan Media Arts Festival website.