Archive for the ‘Stop Motion’ Category

How To Catch A Bird

How To Catch a Bird is a stop motion short based on a childhood memory. It’s the graduation film made by Vera van Wolferen for her masters in animation at AKV St. Joost Breda.

When I was eight; my dad taught me how to fish. He told me to take the worm off the hook after fishing, but I had no idea why. After fishing I forgot about the worm and left it dangling on the hook. If I only knew then what the consequence of this action would be.

Animation by Vera van Wolferen • Music by Gerard van Wolferen

Lego Adventure In The City

This is a short stop motion animated story written & directed by Rogier Wieland for Lego China.

Head Over Heels

Nach vielen Jahren der Ehe haben Walter und Madge sich auseinander gelebt: Er wohnt auf dem Boden und sie an der Decke. Endlich ist dieser vielfach ausgezeichnete Stop-Motion-Kurzfilm “Head over Heels” nach Ausstrahlungen auf Festivals weltweit wieder online im Netz.

British stop motion animated short film written & directed by Timothy Reckart.

“After many years of marriage, Walter and Madge have grown apart: he lives on the floor and she lives on the ceiling. When Walter tries to reignite their old romance, their equilibrium comes crashing down, and the couple that can’t agree which way is up must find a way put their marriage back together.”

Pure Concentricity

Dieser experimentelle Kurzfilm von Evan Mann wurde in einem Zeitraum von lediglich 2 Wochen erschaffen. Bestehend aus sequentiellen Fotografien, wurde diese Animation auf Naturlandschaften, einer menschlischen Figur und konzentrischen Kreisen aus Rasierschaum berenzt.

Composed of sequential photographs, the animation was limited to the natural landscape, the human figure, and concentric circles of shaving cream.

Directed by Evan Mann • Official Selection of the 2015 Slamdance Film Festival.

OTTO by Salvatore Murgia & Dario Imbrogno

OTTO is a video created with the intention to talk in a metaphorical and abstract way about the natural circle of events, which often switches the rules of the characters involved.

Directors: Salvatore Murgia & Dario Imbrogno.

Director of Photography: Giancarlo Morieri • Animator: Dario Imbrogno.

WOLFGANG, WOLFGANG JR. by James Kwan

Obsessed with his legacy, Wolfgang tries to build one last thing before he dies.

A Film by James Kwan • Sound Design: Bryce Barsten • Voice Acting: Bill Obrecht, Nora Meek.

Fixing Luka by Jessica Ashman

Lucy thinks her brother, Luka, is broken. His obsessive, meticulous, infuriating arrangements of sugar cubes and thimbles prove it. Lucy thinks he should be fixed, but not in the way she imagines…

“A stop-motion short, inspired from my experiences of growing up with a younger brother with autism.” Supported by UK Film Council, BBC Scotland, Creative Scotland and DigiCult.

Written, Animated & Directed by Jessica Ashman • Produced by Anna Odell.

Submarine Sandwich by PES

“Submarine Sandwich”: Written & Directed by PES • Animated by Dillon Markey & PES.

Musical Recordings From the Realm of the Dead

Four separate individuals at the dawn of wireless technology become accidental collaborators in a musical composition that is pieced together through radio waves.

Written, Directed, Animated & Music by Troy Morgan • Costumes by Melissa Piekaar.

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)”.

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