stop motion

A Superstitious Cast Kicks Off Montréal’s 13th Annual Stop-Motion Festival in a Carnivalesque Animation

 Animation #short film #stop motion #video September 14, 2021 Grace Ebert  To launch its 13th year, a bizarre animation for the 2021 Festival Stop Motion Montréal evokes eerie tropes and superstitions: a drooling pug morphs into an unfriendly black cat, a gardener reveals a sharp scissor hand, and a once-vibrant fire turns into …

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A Striking Stop-Motion Short Creates Uncanny Visual Effects Using Matches

 Animation #matches #short film #stop motion #video August 10, 2021 Grace Ebert  Digital effects are no match for Tokyo-based designer Tomohiro Okazaki, whose mesmerizing new animation is a striking feat of stop-motion techniques. Using squirts of paint, strips paper, and other household objects, Okazaki deftly manipulates matchsticks into dozens of individual studies that …

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A Kind Pine Cone Helps an Elderly Man Survive a Cold Winter in a Heartwarming Stop-Motion Animation

 Animation #short film #stop motion #trees #video #winter July 28, 2021 Grace Ebert  Sometimes help comes from unexpected sources, especially when you need it most. That’s the central message behind a heartfelt stop-motion short written, directed, and animated by Dunedin, New Zealand-based Claire Campbell. “Winter’s Blight” follows an elderly man named Bill, who …

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A Rhythmic Stop-Motion Short Reveals the Juicy Insides of Tropical Fruit Slice by Slice

 Animation Food Photography #fruit #short film #stop motion #timelapse #video June 25, 2021 Grace Ebert [embedded content] Toronto-based animator Kevin Parry peels back the layers of kiwi, mangoes, and other tropical fruits to unveil their colorful, fleshy insides from skin to core. Paired with a satisfying track of succulent, cracking sounds, the timelapse cycles …

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Sand and Currency from Dozens of Countries Converge in an Endless Interchange of Culture and Economics

 Animation #collage #currency #sand #stop motion #video June 11, 2021 Grace Ebert [embedded content] Corrie Francis Parks’s absorbing stop-motion short “Foreign Exchange” is all about perspective. Through a continuously evolving landscape of minuscule stones and banknotes, mini-universes emerge that meld the two materials into culturally significant tableaus. “Between the dazzling layers of currency and …

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A Heartwarming Animation Set to Poetry Reminds Us ‘How to Be at Home’

 Animation #COVID-19 #poetry #short film #stop motion #video April 27, 2021 Grace Ebert  As we collectively count down the days until we can safely enjoy post-vaccination visits with friends and family, a delightful animation has a comforting message for those of us struggling to reign in our anxiety: “If this disruption undoes you, …

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A Soothing Stop-Motion Animation Bakes a Rich Chocolate Layer Cake Entirely from LEGO

 Animation Food #baking #cake #chocolate #Lego #stop motion #video March 30, 2021 Grace Ebert  When your next ambitious baking project doesn’t pan out, try your hand at a simpler recipe with just one ingredient. Follow Japan-based animator tomosteen through a stop-motion tutorial for a decadent cake layered with chocolate frosting that’s made entirely …

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