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How Stop-Motion Photography Has Evolved Since 1900

Stop-motion photography has come a long way since the early 1900s, but it still involves creating an animation one frame at a time by introducing slight changes and movements between still photos. To see how far we've come with the technique, check out this 3-minute video, titled "The Evolution of Stop-Motion."

Stop Motion Starling Murmurations Created with Hand-Carved Birds

A European starling murmuration is one of the most beautiful natural phenomena on Earth—each bird reacting to its 7 closest neighbors, the whole flock an ever-shifting mix of patterns and shapes. So how in the world could you recreate something that intricate with stop motion photography?

Photographer Captures His Proposal in 360 Degrees and Stop Motion

When Washington, D.C.-based time-lapse photographer Andrew Geraci proposed to his girlfriend, Alicia Pituch, (who's also a photographer) recently, he decided to get creative with documenting the memory. He captured the memory in 360 degrees in two different ways: one with the help of 10 of his photographer friends, and one with a 360-degree camera.

Watch as a Vintage Fujica ST 705 is Disassembled and Neatly Framed

"How do you give a second life to an old film camera?," asks the French ad agency Maison Carnot. They had an old and non-functional Fujica ST 705 camera on their hands, so they decided to create a stop-motion video and a piece of art with it. It took the team a day to disassemble the camera into its basic pieces, select some choice components, and then arrange them neatly in a frame for display. The 2-minute video above is titled "DISASSEMBLY."

The Apollo Mission Photos as a Stop Motion Journey to the Moon and Back

People are having fun remixing those 8,400 Apollo moon mission photos that were uploaded to Flickr last week. A couple of days ago, we shared a video that brought the photos to life with faux slow-motion that was added with Photoshop and After Effects.

The video above is another interesting remix. It's the photo set turned into a 3-minute stop-motion video that shows the astronauts journey to the moon and back.

This Honda ‘Paper’ Stop-Motion Ad Was Done Entirely By Hand and In Camera

New York-based stop-motion artist Adam Pesapane, who goes by PES, has earned a great deal of attention over the past few years for his remarkable animations that are made with creativity, hard work, and still photographs from DSLRs. His viral shorts include "Fresh Guacamole," "Western Spagetti,", and "Submarine Sandwich" (his projects often involve ordinary things getting turned into food).

Honda recently enlisted Pesapane's services to create the ad above, titled "Paper." It runs just 2 minutes, but it took 4 months of work to create!

The Card Board: A Stop-Motion Short Made with Four Days of Photos

YouTube star Ryan Higa recently decided to parody the popularity of “hover boards” that have been flooding the consumer market. In the creative "infomercial" and stop-motion video above, he throws aside an expensive ‘FloBoard’ to find more fun with the cardboard box itself.

Watch the result of Higa and his team taking four days to craft an epic stop motion that transforms a simple piece of cardboard into a true hover board, a jetpack, and even a fighting robot. The stop motion fun begins at 2:20.

24 Hours of Le Mans in Stop-Motion, Made with 1,158 Photos

The 24 Hours of Le Mans is one of the racing world's oldest, most famous, and most grueling races. Racing photographer Camden Thrasher covered the 2015 race last month and shot over 1,000 photos over the course of the day. Afterward, he took 1,158 of the photos he shot and turned them into this stop-motion video for Audi.

Audi calls the work "a fascinating homage to motorsport in general and Le Mans in particular."

A Life-Sized Mannequin Stop Motion Animated with the Help of Strangers

Artist Anton Hecht recently created an unusual stop motion film using photos of a giant life-sized mannequin. Instead of doing the animation themselves, the team invited random strangers who were walking by to help move the dummy around in the public square. The video above is what resulted from their help under careful direction.