Stop!

I’ve always loved the graft that comes with stop-frame animation. If you think there are 1440 individual shots in a one minute movie, then I hope you can appreciate the amount of tender, love and care that goes into this tireless artform. Sure, you could use any number of 3d rendering programs these days to come out with a clean, polished article in less time than it took you to set up camera. The question I put to you dear reader, is do any of them have that soul, that hand-crafted touch that embodies these little beauties? No sir, they do bloody not – and for that we salute you!

Here are three varying stop frame animations for the fold readers. The first is an homage to the 8-bit Nes games that lost many a child, many a day. The second video is by Patrick Boivin, a canadian filmmaker and comic book artist, known for his outlandish themes and unusual matchings. Finally, we have beautiful piece by Ljudbilden, heavily inspired by the works of Don Hertzfeldt, the accompanying music (which im sure you might recognise from the old carphone warehouse adverts) works well with the eclectic visuals.

Anyways enough jibber, click away.

Dré

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