Stop Motion Video

How To Make a Jarritos Stop Motion Commercial.

Below are four great videos from CHRLX for Jarritos and GSD&M. While you would think this is a full on stop motion short, this is actually a blend of CG characters and real world filmed backgrounds. The first video shows you how they did it, the following shows you what they made.

Friday Inspiration. Shugo Tokumaru “Katachi” by Kijek/Adamski.

Here’s a little Friday afternoon inspiration. A fantastic stop motion video for Shugo Tokumaru’s “Katachi”made with 2000 machine cut silhouettes made out of PVC plastic. Enjoy.

Director, Concept, Animation – Kijek/Adamski
Production – Katarzyna Rup / Ab Film Production
Cast – Artur Cetnarowski
Gaffer – Heliograf, Blitz
Studio set – PlumArt Marcin “Śliwa” Śliwiński, Arek Szot, Joanna Kijek

10,000 SIM Cards for 100,000 Likes.

The first video, shows a really nice stop motion video that Vodafone Ireland created to celebrate 100,000 likes on Facebook. The video is constructed from more than 10,000 SIM cards, and has a really nice flow to it. Whats more impressive though, is the second video that shows how they made it. If you think this kind of thing looks easy, watch video number two. It’ll change your mind.

500 People in 100 Seconds, Analog Meets Digital.

A friend of mine sent me the link to this video about a week ago and I completely meant to post it. The thing is, it kind of got lost in the shuffle of the Adobe MAX conference last week and I spaced it.

I really love what they have done with this music video. The idea is so simple and the execution is so well done. In 100 seconds, you have 500 individuals holding actual analog photos in their hands. The images they are showing reveal a stop motion animation, and the individuals create their own stop motion video as well. The piece just works.

Music: “Malinkovec Valzer” by Maxmaber Orkestar.

Made by Eran Amir, in and around Israel.

The Worlds Largest Stop Motion Video

To promote the quality of the cameras in Nokia phones, Weiden and Kennedy have produced what is being claimed as the worlds largest stop motion video. Partnering with Aardman Animations the “Gulp” video made a new Guinness World Record.

Filmed entirely with the Nokia N8 camera, the video aims to show off the quality of the Carl Zeiss optics and its 12-megapixel photography capabilities. Three phones were placed 120 feet above ground using cherry pickers, in South Wales. The height was needed to create a 16 by 9 canvas that measured 137 feet by 78 feet in size. Filmed over the course of one day, the result is… the worlds largest stop motion video.

Along with the video, I have included the making of as well.

It’s Not Technology. It’s What You Do With It.

This entire film by Aardman Studios was shot using a Nokia N8, and a microscope adapter. The main character is 9 millimeters tall. yes 9 Millimeters.

In the opening title frame for the short film “The Making of Dot”, the director sets up a very important statement. “It’s not technology. It’s what you do with it.” This statement is so true, and it is often a concept that gets forgotten by designers as they get seduced by the tools or technologies they work with. I spend 8 to 10 hours a day working at a computer using most if not all of the Adobe CS5 creative suite. I know just how easy it is to let the technology take over. I think that is one of the reasons that I am so impressed with “Dot”. The crew that produced this stop motion film, used some very advanced technology to create a really wonderful little short film. They used the technology as a challenge to develop the look of the film, but didn’t allow it to take over the film, and that can be a very hard thing to do.

Watch both clips. The short is great, and the making of video is really pretty amazing, especially when you see just how small this actually is.