Archive for the ‘Stop Motion’ Category

Drive Home // A Jess Cope Film



After the mysterious disappearance of his partner Lucy one night, Charles is tormented for years and longs for her return. One day he stumbles upon one of her belongings which brings back memories of their past. But as soon as the memories start to return the keepsake is stolen from him by an ominous dark figure. Charles is forced to confront the stranger and the truth about Lucy’s disappearance is revealed.

The video was made using two distinct animation techniques, part of the film is made using painted cut-out puppets, animated on a glass multi-plane. The rest of the video is shot using stop motion puppets and sets. Everything in the video was painstakingly covered with torn up newspaper print.

Directed by Jess Cope • Written by Jess Cope, Simon Cartwright & Tom Kaye.
Based on an original story by Steven Wilson & Hajo Müller.

Taken from Steven Wilson‘s 2013 album “The Raven That Refused to Sing (and Other Stories)”.

Nascent by Jerrold Chong

Nas·cent: Beginning to exist or develop.

An unusual pair of twins has to learn to adapt to a strange new relationship, and must make a decision that will change their fates forever.

Directed & Animated by Jerrold Chong • Music: Seth Colegrove • Costume Design: J. Dabovich.

Eskimal by Homero Ramírez

Eskimal & Morsa work together to preserve the Great Glacier, facing imminent disaster brought on by the industrialized world.

Director, Script & Cinematography: Homero Ramírez.

Craco by Tobias Stretch

Director, Animator, Sculptor: Tobias Stretch • Music by Hauschka.

Circle of Abstract Ritual

This film took 300,000 photos, riots, wildfires, paintings in abandoned houses, two years and zero graphics to make.

Circle of Abstract Ritual • A film by Jeff Frost.

THE PALACE // A Stop Motion Short Film

The world is crumbling. Trapped and alone, high up in a dilapidated office building, a small boy must escape by any means if he is to survive.

The Palace” is a film about loss, fear, survival and hope in a dark and foreboding world.

Co Written, Directed & Animation by John Eyre & Robin Heap.

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Film Muffler: Knitting Animations by Miho Yata

“Film Muffler”: A knitting animation by Miho Yata • Music by Mie Yanashita.

Miho Yata knit long mufflers like films and made stop motion animations.

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Marilyn Myller

Marilyn maketh, Marilyn taketh awayth.

A year in the making, the full six minute stopmotion short features the voice of Josie Long, one zillion hand carved tiny things, literally tens of carved foam puppets, two eye fulls of in-camera, long-exposure light trickery and a pair of tiny dolphins, smooching • Directed by Mikey Please.

Verschleif // Laurin Döpfner

Mit einer Tischler-Kantenschleifmaschine wird vom Werkstück (Holz, Walnuss, Trafo, Schädel oder analoger Kamera) immer ein halber Millimeter abgeschliffen und fotografiert.

Aus ca 650 Aufnahmen entsteht ein Kurzfilm von Laurin Döpfner, der die innere Struktur von Natur und Technik gegenüberstellt.

With an edge sander, half a millimeter is sanded off each work piece (wood, walnut, transformer, skull or analogue camera) and photographed. About 650 photos are made into a short film, which contrasts the inner structure of nature and technology.

Take On An Idea by Fredrik Kasperi

A visual experiment that ended up being Fredrik Kasperi`s final project as a student.

Design & Animation: Fredrik Kasperi • Sound design: Andrea Damiano.

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