50 Incredible Stop Motion Videos

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Stop motion animation is one of the hottest areas of film-making today. Stop motion is an animation art through which one can spring life in inanimate things and do the unnatural. It works by shooting a single frame of an object, then moving the object slightly, and then shooting another frame. When the film runs continuously in a film projector, or other video playback system, the illusion of fluid motion is created and the objects appear to move by themselves. This is similar to the animation of cartoons, but using real objects instead of drawings.

Well, how can you make use of stop motion in web design? Some design agencies integrate stop motion in their showreels, some may use it to present a product or a service. The main advantage of the technique is that it really looks different, unusual and therefore memorable. In technical terms, stop motion consists of many forms according to techniques used to create, animate and film it – pixilation, cutout animation, time-lapse, clay animation and many more. Stop motion animation is time-consuming, repetitive process which requires patience.

Below we present over 50 amazing examples of stop motion videos, a tribute to hard work of animators, artists and creative folks.

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Stop Motion Videos

Fat City Reprise – Long Gone7 video by Cesar Kuriyama8
Music video was created entirely from 45,000 Photographs taken by a Nikon D200 DSLR.
This Photographs were stitched together to create the illusion of video.

Human Tetris9 video by www.notsonoisy.com10

Super Mario Bros 3 LEGO11 video by jmehatesyou12

Human Skateboard13 video by SneauxShoesVideo14

Happy Thanksgiving15 video byMentalLapse16

Abstract thoughts17 video by Darryn ray18

A short love story19 video by Carlos Lascano20

Chess clay stop motion21 video by ricx7822

Shaving by Hand23 video by theyear198824

PSP Commercial25 video by dark420bishop26

7x7x7 cube assembly27 video by qythium28

Rubik’s Cube29 video by viralvideos30

Lego Millenium Falcon31 video by technomonkeymedia32

Chocolate creme suicide33 video by chuwichuwi34

Tony vs Paul35 video by Tetriscide36

Video by Kendall Hunt37

Commercial – Swiss Made38 video by filmbaeckerei39

Western Spaghetti40 video by PES41

Commercial: Even your food wants it video by DestinationPro42

Tomato43 video by Androsky Knauer44

Livin La Vida Sconsin45 video by mysteryd846

Music Condenser47 video by Promesto48

Musician49 video by lassegg50

Guns N Roses51 video by ClayMationMCO52

Process Enacted53 video by Jordan C Greenhalgh

Commercial – xBox54 video by retiredbutBACK55

Ad – Hands56 video by Rocketman196457

Video by MyDriveThru58

Light-Paint Piano Player59 video by Ryan Cashman60

Commercial: Marching Cigarettes 1948 61

Ad- Best Beer62 video by videos0wnit63

Food Fight64 video by touristpictures65

Video by TheLastLaugh66

Video by JeanCarpentier67

Video by JelleVanDun68

Video by SSCxProduction69

Video by wemakesoap70

Video by Neylano71

Spinning Rocks72 video by lunalady73

Pancakes74 video by GiR200775

Video by benzo3176

Video by guillaume Noue77

Video by Wyc Tippins78

Video by Brian Storey79

Cardboard Box Race80

Gloomy Valentine81 video by Wazza00182

Frog Skeleton83

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MUTO a wall-painting85 video by blu86

Origami In the Pursuit of Perfection87 video by Mabona origami88

Revamped Graphic Equalizer89 video by Marcelo Costa90

Sia – “Breathe Me” 91
Music video made from several thousands Polaroid photos.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/12/19/30-unforgettable-movie-title-sequences/
  2. 2 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/11/19/monday-inspiration-typography-in-motion/
  3. 3 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/01/28/monday-inspiration-graphics-in-motion/
  4. 4 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/01/21/monday-inspiration-brilliant-music-videos/
  5. 5 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/11/16/60-beautiful-music-videos/
  6. 6 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/01/21/monday-inspiration-brilliant-music-videos/
  7. 7 http://vimeo.com/2416897
  8. 8 http://vimeo.com/cesarkuriyama
  9. 9 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0LtUX_6IXY
  10. 10 http://www.notsonoisy.com/
  11. 11 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHvb_3TVAfA
  12. 12 http://www.youtube.com/user/jmehatesyou
  13. 13 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtbQ4J3RfQ8
  14. 14 http://www.youtube.com/user/SneauxShoesVideo
  15. 15 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CndP1fYC0M
  16. 16 http://www.youtube.com/user/MentalLapse
  17. 17 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2P2fgfm0oPQ
  18. 18 http://www.raeart.page.tl/
  19. 19 http://vimeo.com/877053
  20. 20 http://vimeo.com/carloslascano
  21. 21 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXM3wrIhcwY
  22. 22 http://www.youtube.com/user/ricx78
  23. 23 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-dJ2r0bSQA
  24. 24 http://www.youtube.com/user/theyear1988
  25. 25 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSq-UPlPuEM
  26. 26 http://www.youtube.com/user/dark420bishop
  27. 27 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vS2sc9-4UaI
  28. 28 http://www.youtube.com/user/qythium
  29. 29 http://www.spike.com/video/stop-motion-rubiks/3012252
  30. 30 http://www.spike.com/profile/viralvideos
  31. 31 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEc8v1OWeE4
  32. 32 http://www.youtube.com/user/technomonkeymedia
  33. 33 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWuYa5NiYqk
  34. 34 http://www.youtube.com/user/chuwichuwi
  35. 35 http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=AJzU3NjDikY
  36. 36 http://in.youtube.com/user/Tetriscide
  37. 37 http://vimeo.com/user1017992
  38. 38 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QynEN6e4mXo
  39. 39 http://www.youtube.com/user/filmbaeckerei
  40. 40 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBjLW5_dGAM
  41. 41 http://www.youtube.com/user/PESfilm
  42. 42 http://www.youtube.com/user/DestinationPro
  43. 43 http://vimeo.com/2249195
  44. 44 http://vimeo.com/androsky
  45. 45 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UsnQoOO29g
  46. 46 http://www.youtube.com/user/mysteryd8
  47. 47 http://vimeo.com/1684002
  48. 48 http://vimeo.com/promesto
  49. 49 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdiI1DHRz9U
  50. 50 http://www.youtube.com/user/lassegg
  51. 51 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-r0Ht4-OvX4
  52. 52 http://www.youtube.com/user/ClayMationMCO
  53. 53 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tkq2Kq-LmJg
  54. 54 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNudcX_uUwM
  55. 55 http://www.youtube.com/user/retiredbutBACK
  56. 56 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQDjynOzgCk
  57. 57 http://www.youtube.com/user/Rocketman1964
  58. 58 http://www.youtube.com/user/MyDriveThru
  59. 59 http://vimeo.com/1185346
  60. 60 http://vimeo.com/user542620
  61. 61 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqzizzOhwPA
  62. 62 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lc6U7_-BeGc
  63. 63 http://www.youtube.com/user/videos0wnit
  64. 64 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-yldqNkGfo
  65. 65 http://www.youtube.com/user/touristpictures
  66. 66 http://www.youtube.com/user/TheLastLaugh
  67. 67 http://in.youtube.com/user/JeanCarpentier
  68. 68 http://www.youtube.com/user/JelleVanDun
  69. 69 http://www.youtube.com/user/SSCxProduction
  70. 70 http://vimeo.com/wemakesoap
  71. 71 http://vimeo.com/neylano
  72. 72 http://vimeo.com/62746
  73. 73 http://vimeo.com/lunalady
  74. 74 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UG5gO4nlLRQ
  75. 75 http://www.youtube.com/user/GiR2007
  76. 76 http://www.youtube.com/user/benzo31
  77. 77 http://vimeo.com/gnoue
  78. 78 http://vimeo.com/explodi
  79. 79 http://vimeo.com/user427768
  80. 80 http://www.generallyawesome2.com/videos/cardboard-box-race.html.html
  81. 81 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUWkH5zfBC0
  82. 82 http://www.youtube.com/user/Wazza001
  83. 83 http://www.webstercolcord.com/pages/clips.html
  84. 84 http://www.stopmotionanimation.com/webster/the_frog_that_loved_cheese_small.mov
  85. 85 http://vimeo.com/993998
  86. 86 http://vimeo.com/blu
  87. 87 http://vimeo.com/groups/8063/videos/2188162
  88. 88 http://vimeo.com/user915053
  89. 89 http://vimeo.com/1105462
  90. 90 http://vimeo.com/user515362
  91. 91 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6PGrub3jUc
  92. 92 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6PGrub3jUc
  93. 93 http://www.wikihow.com/Create-a-Stop-Motion-Animation
  94. 94 http://www.dragonstopmotion.com/
  95. 95 http://www.giantscreamingrobotmonkeys.com/monkeyjam/index.html
  96. 96 #
  97. 97 http://stopmotion.bjoernen.com/
  98. 98 http://www.piterwilson-toys.com/wcsmt2/
  99. 99 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tqtTiuCV7Q
  100. 100 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/12/19/30-unforgettable-movie-title-sequences/
  101. 101 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/11/19/monday-inspiration-typography-in-motion/
  102. 102 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/01/28/monday-inspiration-graphics-in-motion/
  103. 103 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/01/21/monday-inspiration-brilliant-music-videos/
  104. 104 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/11/16/60-beautiful-music-videos/

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Vailancio Rodrigues is a web ninja who bakes semantic muffins. Apart from that he is also interested in Motion Graphics, Visual Effects, Photography and knows little bit of Physics due to his college education . He is from Goa - a beautiful tropical paradise in India.

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  1. 1

    This one has really inspired me, the song and the idea from the video was recently adapted into a TV ad for a phone company. I think it was all done on a whiteboard with a few markers – Check it out here (youtube video)

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  2. 52

    Love the human skate board one.

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  3. 103

    Awesome!!!

    Megaman 9 Rock in paper…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6W_oPVMrx5g

    -1
  4. 154

    Wayfaring Wanderer

    January 7, 2009 5:35 am

    I LOVE the bedhead vid……..she is too cute!

    -1
  5. 205

    Everybody should watch this one out from McLaren !
    Won an Oscar in 1952!
    Link = http://beta.nfb.ca/film/Neighbours_Voisins/

    -1
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  7. 307

    Here is a stopmotion music video by dutch photographer Daniel Baggerman for the band Face Tomorrow;

    http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=fzum9jJUJT4&fmt=18

    -1
  8. 358

    Me and my mate have made a stop motion video we’re really proud of – please check it out! Here’s the link – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8DvWZKH-sI

    -1
  9. 409

    I can’t believe you left out te sony bravia bunnies!!

    -1
  10. 460

    Just thought Id let every one know anim8 stop motion is holding a coraline pack give away to promote the release of Coraline the stop motion film that is going to be stunning,

    check out the competition at: anim8 stop motion coraline giveaway

    -1
  11. 511

    Ahh..you left these amazing stop-motion videos (just youtube- it):

    sweet dreams ->

    anything by jan svankmajer
    sweet wishes by mark ryden

    -1
  12. 562

    Huh you might wanna check this stopmotion video: Stopmotion Film

    -1
  13. 613
  14. 664

    Check out this stop motion film i made. I think it is pretty good. Let me know what you think
    “Cookie Time”

    Thanks =]

    -1
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  16. 766

    I also made stop-motion video-clip:

    -1
  17. 817

    Juliepulled the living room naked rugby from the juncture of katherine. I removed his.

    -1
  18. 868

    Davey Struijk

    May 2, 2009 7:57 am

    I love the human skateboard video… xD

    the musician video and the Guinness commercial are also fun.

    -1
  19. 919

    The Super Mario one isn’t stop motion. It’s video of an emulation stretched over a block of laid out legos as per the video description.

    -1
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  21. 1021

    I made my own Stop Motion, if you wanna see it :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIlv4duK8E8

    -1
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  23. 1123

    the human skateboard video was actually directed by PES too, it’s on his youtube channel.

    -1
  24. 1174

    Thank you so much! My 6-yr-old son and I watched this before embarking on his first stop motion film. He wants to try using diff mediums, but we started with paper. He learned a lot from your videos and from the group, TinyCircus.org. he posted the video (with Green Day music on YouTube: http://ow.ly/knxL

    -1
  25. 1225

    Thank you so much! My 6-yr-old son and I watched this before embarking on his first stop motion film. He wants to try using diff mediums, but we started with paper. He learned a lot from your videos and from the group, TinyCircus.org. Entered his film in the Wired.com/Geekdad Father of the Year contest on YouTube. Who knows if he’ll win, but it’s been super fun. Again, thx!!

    -1
  26. 1276

    Hi guys! Let me share with you my first stop motion I did using a simple canon poweshot camera and some little interesting monkeys!

    Table manners http://vimeo.com/2844172

    -1
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  28. 1378

    Look this stop motion made with toilet paper:
    http://www.vimeo.com/7280402

    -1
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  30. 1480

    this is a really cool stop motion music video using slides http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4rlRD2oIus

    -1
  31. 1531

    They are really good stop motion animations.

    And i have a blog about stop motion too.
    blog : stopmotionart.com

    regards.

    -1
  32. 1582

    check out this channel,the one named stop motion in particular is very good ,with barely any views!!

    http://www.youtube.com/user/ivahedableful

    -1
  33. 1633

    The greatest stop motion film:

    We bought a $15 pair of skis and took 1,700 pictures in Seattle.

    Skiing Seattle. Heck ya.

    “Inspiré / (Seattle Ski Stop-Motion)”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahhDb3pbu6w

    What else do you do when you don’t have any snow?

    Piece guys!

    -Beau

    -1
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    Marcos Paulo Blasques Bueno

    March 15, 2010 3:38 pm

    It´s very good!

    Marcos Paulo Blasques Bueno
    Film Music and Sound Effects Composer
    Stop Motion Animator / São Paulo – Brazil

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  35. 1735

    please watch my channel:
    nice human stop motions…
    http://www.youtube.com/user/MrLingo12
    i´ll do more stop motion videos soon
    ….and subscribe
    ;)

    -1
  36. 1786

    ZOMBIE KITCHEN – a can of goya beans and an apple start a deadly zombie feeding frenzy in a kitchen in brooklyn: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ta40tXMEE4U

    -1
  37. 1837

    watch this gr8 stop motion video
    hope every one lv it :)

    -1
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  39. 1939

    I like these stop motion videos. I share stop motion videos on my personel website. You can watch them here: http://www.motionn.com

    -1
  40. 1990

    Thank you for the inspiration. Sia’s my favorite one (love polas).
    It was really useful while researching for video ideas to make our own stop motion video. You can check it out http://youtu.be/IpBTTFrVIbs

    -1
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  42. 2092

    Read my name.

    -2
  43. 2143

    This is also a very cool illustration stopmotion:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACNOKH03sNE

    -1
  44. 2194

    Lovely article! I want to share with you my recent work, a stop motion animation music video for the song “Life Buoy” by “The Pixles”

    Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2lDnDswOgs
    Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/13782452
    More information: http://dragos.bardac.net/life-buoy-2010/

    Hope you like it! Thanks for watching!

    -1
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    If you want to see my first video made in stop motion, enter my youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/jesscats44 I hope you enjoy ^^

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    http://www.boingboing.net/2011/01/13/sweet-little-rotosco.html
    don’t forget about this video. time lapse+rotoscoping animation+stop motion

    1
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    Niicee… =)

    My classmates and I also made a stop-motion-short film for the Austrian Red Cross

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNzJ9kFQ6Ho

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    love these!

    we’ve just made our first stop motion music video, check it out here

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

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  50. 2500

    I came across this recent music stop motion video on Youtube – Beer Vivaldi! A guy performs Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’ entirely on beer bottles, glasses and kegs in a motion/stop motion style http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiwH_vFscQg

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