Stop Motion

Bikes, Motorcycles, Cars, Boats, Race Cars, Robots and Planes.

The video below was all done in camera. While there might have been some post work done here, the important thing to think about is, the animation was all done in camera. That means the pre-planning and visualization for this spot had to be perfect before they started shooting. Why? because New York-based stop-motion artist Adam Pesapane has 3000 unique shots here. I’m sure there were a lot of reshot sections and do-overs, but still I’m sure this was planned out down to the last details. The total time to build and complete was around 4 months, and it shows. The animation is seamless, and the quality is fantastic, which just goes to show that quality takes time and can’t be rushed.

 

Antartik.

Sometimes the simplest looking things, can be the most complex to produce. The video below is one of them. This features a blend of live action, animation, and stop motion, but the real magic is the seamless editing that took place to pull this off. This TV commercial is for Antartik, a new line of notebooks for Liderpapel. Directed and animated by Lucas Zanotto for BBDO and Passion Pictures London it really demonstrates the attention to detail and craft need to pull this off. There is no mention of an editor in the Vimeo credits so I’m going to assume it is Zanotto. After you watch it, do yourself a favor and scrub the through the video to see the change points.

Peugeot Paperwork.

The two video’s below are from Blink for Peugeot. Directed by Joseph Mann, they are wonderful blend of stop motion animation and CG work. The second video is the making of which sort of shows how they made the video, and includes some tasty facts. Things like it took 48 people more than 6000 man hours to produce this 30 second spot. This has such a great look to it, and a look that wouldn’t have been the same if this had been completely done in the digital space.

“Chit Chat Roulette”.

There isn’t a whole lot of info on the production of this animated short, but it doesn’t matter because the quality is here and that’s what matters. Chit Chat Roulette was Directed & animated – David Lüpschen with the support of a moderately sized crew. If you have ever seen, or participated in chat roulette, you’ll love this video. Why? Because it pretty much nails the entire experience. If you are a fan of stop motion animation you’ll love this for the nice blend with live action and puppets.

Directed & animated – David Lüpschen
Script – A Very Successful Business
Music & sound design – Marian Mentrup
Voice-over recording – Studio Yes

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Puppets:
FlumpWOOD – Janina Sitzmann
BLAZEofglory – Janina Sitzmann
GeoffreyAdams – David Luepschen
DEAN123 – David Luepschen
8-pack – Janina Sitzmann

Voice Talents:
FlumpWOOD – Theodora Van Der Beek
LadyJane285 – Theodora Van Der Beek
BLAZEofglory – Sam Ojari
GeoffreyAdams – Adam Morley
DEAN123 – Adam Morley
8-pack – Sam Ojari
JellyBINGObabez – Theodora Van Der Beek & Dulcimer Cowling