Posts Tagged ‘stopmotion’

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…

Photographer Combines 2,877 Stills Into an Impressive Stop Motion Time-Lapse

The above video is photographer Jonathan DeNicholas‘ impressive entry for the 30 Day Filming Project contest put together by Sue Bryce and announced at creativeLIVE. The contest asked entrants to submit a 2 minute video in which you captured something that made you smile every day for a month, and DeNicholas entry was one of the 6 winners (of over 100 submitted) that were then showcased on You Can’t Be Serious.

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Brewery Puts Together Stop Motion Tour of Brooklyn in 3,000 Photos

To promote the Brooklyn Brewery Mash, filmmakers Landon Van Soest and Paul Trillo put together the impressive stop motion creation you see above. The video, which was created by putting together 3,000 separate stills, takes viewers on a tour of Brooklyn by bike messenger (among other things) showing off some of the borough’s highlights. Read more…

Stop Motion Musical Tours Through a City and a School

Photographer and director Greg Jardin made this creative music video for the song “New York City” by Joey Ramone. It’s a stop-motion video that features 115 people (some of them random pedestrians yanked off the street) traveling backwards through various locations in New York City.
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New Stop-Motion Technology Eliminates the Need for Complex Rigs

An interesting new video-based interface technology developed in Hong Kong promises to make stop-motion animation more accessible to beginners, while making it that much easier for the pros as well.

It doesn’t have an official name, but when used in combination with traditional techniques, the new interface could help take your stop-motion animation to the next level. Read more…

Stop-Motion Animation Created with 800+ Dry Plate Tintypes

The idea behind stop-motion videos is pretty simple: snap a lot of photographs in rapid succession and then string together all the images afterward to animate them. There was a time when the dominant photographic processes weren’t fast enough to create any meaningful kind of animation. Does that mean we’ll never see a stop-motion animation created using tintypes? Nope. The video above is one example of a stop-motion video created with a super old photographic process: the dry plate tintype.
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A Simple Camera Gear Stop-Motion Ecard to Usher in 2013

For a New Year’s greeting ecard this year, Paris-based photographer Noël Bourcier decided to put his camera equipment to good use, but not in the way you’d expect. He gathered up some of the camera equipment at the EFET School’s photography program, recruited a couple of photography students, and turned the equipment into the simple stop-motion ecard seen above.
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Funny Stop-Motion Animation Shows the Canon EOS M at the Mirrorless Party

Jordan Drake of Canadian camera shop The Camera Store just published this great hands-on field test of the Canon EOS M. Even if you don’t have 10 minutes to watch the entire review, you’ve got to check out the two short stop-motion animations that start at about 21s and 7m50s. They’re a hilarious (and accurate) sketches that poke fun at how “the Canon EOS M is a little bit late to the mirrorless party” and how the camera has a pretty shoddy autofocus system.
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9 Months of Pregnancy, 1000 Photos, and a 4-Minute Stop-Motion Story

When his wife Osher became pregnant with their first child, photographer Tomer Grencel had the idea of documenting the pregnancy through a stop-motion video. Over the next 9 months, he snapped 1000 photographs at different points and with different creative concepts. After his daughter Emma entered the world, he spent a month combining the images into a single stop-motion animation that tells the story of Emma’s journey from the womb into the world..
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