Posts Tagged ‘stopmotion’

Viral Stop-Motion Beard Video Shot Using Only an iPhone and Some Creativity

Here’s a video that should help you transition out of work mode and into TGIF mode with more than a few chuckles along the way. It was put together by Minnesota-based photojournalist Ben Garvin using a stop-motion iPhone app, and has been making the rounds on the Internet as beard and stop-motion lovers unite to praise his efforts. Read more…

Nine Months in Two Minutes: A Creative Stop-Motion Pregnancy Time-Lapse

There’s nothing boring about the miracle of life. Growing somebody inside you in nine months is undeniably miraculous, but watching it happen in real time would make for a very long video. That’s why the photographically inclined often choose to document the life creation process using some form of time-lapse photography. Read more…

Combining Time-Lapse and Stop Motion to Create a Mind-Bending Music Video

We’ve seen some pretty creative music videos in the past, ranging from a microscopic time-lapse to what looked to be a Google Street View music video. The latest creative musical endeavor that has caught our eye is a video by the California group The Grouch & Eligh (or G&E for short).

Working together with Colorado-based DJ Pretty Lights, they put together a video that combines traditional time-lapse and hyper lapse with stop motion for a mind-bending ‘lyric lapse’ experience similar to what we saw in Marc Donahue and Sean Michael Williams’ Dream Music video. Read more…

Creative Stop Motion Instagram Skit Made from 1,600 Photos

Instagram announced the ability to shoot video earlier today, but before they did, two friends embarked on a project to make the best video they could while adhering to Instagram’s previous photo-only limitations. The result was a 1,600 photo stop motion video dubbed Instagrammimation that has gotten a lot of praise from viewers. Read more…

“I Don’t Even Know”: A Viral Stop-Motion Video of a Boy Riding a Broomstick

Here’s a dose of humor and creativity to put a smile on your face as we’re rounding the corner into the weekend: a Bracebridge, Ontario-based teen named Ethan Nudd created this funny — and incredibly strange — 12-second-long stop-motion video showing himself riding a broomstick. He writes,

I saw a video like this and laughed my a** off so i decided to make one of my own :) hope everyone enjoys!

The video shows you don’t need more than an outlandish idea, a camera, and some stop-motion creating skills for a viral sensation; Nudd’s video has been online for only about a week, but has already amassed nearly 4 million views!

(via Laughing Squid)

A Look at How Eric Paré Creates His 360º Bullet Time Stop Motion Light Paintings

We’ve featured the work of Eric Paré, Patrick Rochon and Timecode Lab before. Using a 24 DSLR fully circular bullet time rig developed by Rochon, Paré and Timecode put together some really cool light-painting projects. One of these was LightSpin: an art project that captured dancers using an awe-inspiring combination of light painting, bullet time and stop motion.

In the past we had only a few behind the scenes details to share with you. Fortunately, Paré recently decided to release the 8 minute “documentary” above in order to explain exactly what all goes into shooting his creations. Read more…

Clever Stop Motion Animation Seen Inside 2000 Photos of Water Drops

The video above is a creative stop-motion video that uses water drops as the “lens” through which the animation is seen. It was created without any computer-generated trickery: 2,000 individual photographs of different water drops were shot and combined to create the video.
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The “World’s Smallest Movie”, Created in Stop-Motion Using Individual Atoms

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Back in 2010, Nokia created “the world’s smallest stop-motion video” using its new N8 smartphone and a tiny 9mm-tall figure of a girl. If you think 9mm is tiny, try 1/25,000,000th of a inch!

Today, IBM scientists announced that they have created the world’s smallest movie. Unlike the previous record holder, this one will be extremely difficult to beat. The stop-motion movie was made using individual atoms.
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LightSpin Combines Dance, Stop-Motion, Light-Painting, and a 360° Camera Rig

This experimental video shows what you get when you combine dancers, light-painting, stop-motion, and a 360-degree camera rig. It’s like eye-popping popping that’s the product of cameras rather than extremely skilled dancing.
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The Father of Stop Motion Animation and His Films Starring Dead Bugs

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Stop motion animation was already being used in the late 1890′s as a way to make objects in films move by “magic,” but full stop-motion animated films like the ones of today didn’t come to be until around 1910. When they did, one of the great pioneers of the technique was Russian photographer and entomologist Wladyslaw Starewicz. Read more…