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Blackboard Wars II: Stop Motion Fun

Stop motion animation is something that’s been part of our entertainment for a long time, so it’s fun to see a creative take on it. This particular well-shot fun short film come from Japan, and is called Blackboard Wars II. It mixes up live action with blackboard animation, and does so with brilliant effect.

And if you liked that, there’s more of that sort of thing where it came from.

[via WTF Japan Seriously]

Watch This Amazing Oil-Painted Music Video

If you loved the stop-motion music video to Shugo Tokumaru’s Katachi (refresh your memory), chances are you’ll appreciate the immense effort that went into creating Blown Minded.

Carine Khalifé is a French visual artist and a dab hand at animation, painting, and photography. She uses those skills to create this amazing stop-motion music video for Canadian indie band, Young Galaxy.

Like sand artist Kseniya Simonova, Khalifé also uses a light box to bring her artwork to life. Working in a dark room, she paints with oils on the glass atop the light box while an overhead camera captures her paintings, frame by painstaking frame. The textures and brush movements in the resulting stop-motion music video are beautiful to behold. Check out Blown Minded below.

[via Neatorama]

Stop Motion of the Day: Shugo Tokumaru’s “Katachi”

The dynamic duo of Adamski and Kijek make wonderful use of colour and stop motion in this music video for Japanese singer-songwriter, Shugo Tokumaru. Using what must have been thousands of silhouettes, the duo creates a continuous parade of shapes and characters that change with the rhythms of the song. Have a look at official music video to Tokumaru’s single, Katachi.

[via Colossal]

The Cat With Hands

Fluffy might have a sickly sweet look on its face, but know that cats has been plotting the downfall of humanity for hundreds of years. They are devious enough but can you imagine what they would get up to if they had hands? It’d be stuff of nightmares.

British filmmaker Robert Morgan explored the scary idea back in 2001. A mixture of live-action and stop-motion animation, The Cat With Hands opens up with an old man recounting the old folk tale of a fingered feline. See what transpires below.

Bad pussy!

[via Slackers]

The Maker

In the follow-up up to Zero, director Christopher Kezelos once again uses stop-motion to great effect in this touching and poignant short film.

The Maker opens up in the workshop of a strange little buck-toothed creature. Time is fleeting and this creature, a maker, has a precious few moments to create something beautiful…

The Maker is an international collaboration that’s been shown at numerous film festivals around the world and garnered much-deserved awards. For more information about it visit www.themakerfilm.com.

[via Boing Boing]

The Story of Oedipus, Performed by Vegetables

Sigmund Freud’s theory of the Oedipus complex says that a certain neurosis where a male child unconsciously desires to kill his father and have sexual relations with his mother. His theory is based on the legend of Oedipus.

In his creative short film, Jason Wishnow tells the tragic tale of Oedipus using the most unlikely actors—vegetables. The stop-motion film took two years to create and starts in medias res where the adult Oedipus, played by a potato, is travelling to Thebes and encounters a piece of broccoli driving a chariot. Neither wants to let the other go first and a fight breaks out. Oedipus kills the offending floret and unwittingly fulfils the first part of a disturbing prophecy. See what happens next below, but be warned, the film contains scenes of vegetable sensuality.

[via Vimeo]

TMNT Stop Motion Intro is Totally Radical, Dudes!

Cowabunga dudes! Videographers Kyle Roberts and Nathan Poppe set about recreating the opening credits to the 1987 animated series of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

The duo opted for the stop-motion approach, with Poppe drawing the colourful backdrops and Roberts posing the TMNT action figures (and a very special action star in the role of Splinter). The Boom Bang provided a cover of the theme song. 4000 images later and their nostalgic tribute to the heroes in a half shell was complete. Check it out below.

[via Best Week Ever]

Fresh Guacamole!

Written and directed by the artist known as PES, Fresh Guacamole is a stop-motion short film that shows how to create the tasty Mexican dip using everyday objects like grenades, golf balls, and light bulbs. There are visual puns aplenty in this humorous and creative cooking clip.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQMO6vjmkyI

PES also shows how to cook pasta sauce in Western Spaghetti. See that short after the jump.

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PROTEIGON

Created by animators Steven Briand (BURAYAN) and Luca Fiore, PROTEIGON is a creative stop-motion film featuring the transformation of simple shapes into other forms. Granted it could have been as easily done with CGI wizardry but it’s nice that the two creators took the time to do it by hand. It’s timed to some excellent music as well.

[via Holy Kaw]

An Arts and Crafts History of the World

If you thought Kevin Parry’s The Arctic Circle was a little too dire, you may like one of his more recent creations.

Masquerading as a music video to Kalle Mattson’s song Thick As Thieves, Parry has created a cute stop motion arts and crafts history of the world, right from the big bang to our inevitable end.

[via This is Colossal]