Incredibly Creative Stop-Motion Film Made with Only Rubber Bands & Thumbtacks

It’s been a while since we’ve shared a stop-motion film, but ‘A Girl Named Elastika’ by French filmmaker Guillaume Blanchet was a no-brainer. At once simple (equipment wise) and incredibly complex (how long did it take to move all those thumbtacks!?) the video is impressive from start to finish.

And fortunately for Blanchet, we’re not the only ones that think this. The video only made it to Vimeo a couple of days ago, but over the last year he has been collecting animation awards left and right for something that was created almost entirely on a bulletin board!

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Unfortunately there’s no behind the scenes video or list of gear used or really any other information about the project other than this tongue-in-cheek Vimeo description:

She’s young, dreamy and fearless, she drives cars way too fast, she’s also a yamakasi. She likes adventure, fireworks and unrelenting seas. From the day I conceived her, I’ve been a worried father. And a proud one too.

Don’t get us wrong, we love a good joke, but we’re also hoping to get some more technical info about how this all came together.

If you haven’t already, check out the video at the top, and then head over to Blanchet’s website or Facebook to see more of his work and keep up with him as he sets off on his next project.

(via Colossal via Laughing Squid)

  • ItsEasyToSaySomethingNice

    That was rather enjoyable. Thank you for sharing.

  • Alan Klughammer

    Great video, and personally I don’t think a “behind the scenes” look would add anything.
    Great concept, great execution, and great patience

  • Thomas Bach

    I’m bungee jumping for joy!!

  • Tim

    Very clever and cute. Pushpins, though, not thumbtacks.

  • Eden Wong

    Stop motion always kinda freaks me out. The patience… holy cow…