Posts Tagged ‘animation’

‘The Cut': A Stop-Motion That Offers a Cross-Section Look Into Fruits and Vegetables

Photographer Carl Pendle created this clever stop-motion titled “The Cut” that offers an interesting perspective into different fruits and vegetables.
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‘Photographs': A Touching Animated Short About an Old Lady and a Polaroid Camera

“Photographs” is a touching 6-minute-long animated short film about an elderly woman who comes across an old (but working) Polaroid camera. She begins snapping instant photo selfies and uses those images to relive her younger days.

The film was created back in 2010 as an undergraduate animation thesis project by animators Brendan Clogher and Christina Manrique while they were studying at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

(via DigitalRev)

‘Lightspeed': A Stop Motion Journey Around California Made with 1,000+ Light Painted Photos

Light painting photographer Darren Pearson spent the past year working on the stop motion animation above, titled “Lightspeed.” Each of the 1,000 frames in it is a separate light-painted photograph that was captured in various locations across California.
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This Time-Lapse Reveals the Insane Amount of Work That Goes Into Stop Motion Animation

Want to know how much work goes into an old fashioned stop motion animation movie? The short clip above will show you. It’s a short extra scene that appeared during the end credits of the 2014 film “The Boxtrolls.”

The shot starts out looking like a normal scene from the film. However, the camera starts zooming out, turning the clip into a creative behind-the-scenes time-lapse that shows how it was made.
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Incredible Stop Motion Film Made with Intricate Styrofoam Models and Long-Exposure Light Trickery

If it wasn’t for the very short behind the scenes video we’ve embedded below, we would have a hard time believing that the animation above really was just an incredibly intricate mix of stop-motion and long-exposure lighting effects — it’s beyond impressive. Read more…

Researchers Use a 480-Camera Dome to More Accurately Capture 3D Motion

Traditional 3D motion capture technologies, amazing though they are, are limited. They only give you a small number of data points to work with, and while they seem to capture a great deal of detail, their abilities are far outpaced by the intricate movements of the human body.

Fortunately, there’s a new technology in development that might just be able to solve this problem by throwing a crap-load of cameras at it. Read more…

Mesmerizing Stop Motion Animation Takes You Inside a Block of Wood, Layer by Layer

If you enjoyed the sanding stop-motion video we featured this past week, this creation is going to be right up your alley.

Called Waves of Grain, this experimental short film by Keith Skretch follows the mesmerizing patterns created by the grain in a block of wood as it’s slowly stripped away layer-by-layer using a planer. Read more…

Sanding Down Objects One Millimeter at a Time Makes for Mesmerizing Stop-Motion

In Verschleif, the stop-motion video you see above, artist Laurin Döpfner decided to take a number of seemingly everyday objects and bring them to life in a strange, unique and entrancing way.

Using an industrial sanding machine (likely a belt-sander of sorts), Döpfner broke down a number of objects a single layer at a time, producing the surreal stop-motion video above in the process. Read more…

Artist Creates Incredible ‘Melting’ Sculpture Illusion Using Strobes and Still Images

What you see in the video above is a real sculpture that does, in fact, look as if it is perpetually melting right before your eyes. But while creating the exact sculpture took months of design and engineering work, the photographic technique behind it was invented as long ago as 100 BC.

What you’re looking at is a three-dimensional “zoetrope,” an animation device that created the illusion of motion using lighting effects or a sequence of still images (in this case, it’s a mix of clever sculpting and well-timed strobes). Read more…

Storyboard Artist Shoots Entertaining Stop-Motion by Inserting Cartoons Into Real Life

Maybe you’re sick of the “cartoonist/photographer/artist inserts fun characters or images into the real world using forced perspective” thing, and admittedly there have been a lot, but the video above is an example that falls very near the top of the genre’s “best of” list. Read more…