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50 Incredible Stop Motion Videos

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 Link

Fat City Reprise – Long Gone4 video by Cesar Kuriyama5
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.

Happy Thanksgiving6 video byMentalLapse7

Abstract thoughts8 video by Darryn ray9

A short love story10 video by Carlos Lascano11

Chess clay stop motion12 video by ricx7813

Shaving by Hand14 video by theyear198815

PSP Commercial video by dark420bishop

7x7x7 cube assembly16 video by qythium17

Rubik’s Cube18 video by viralvideos19

Lego Millenium Falcon20 video by technomonkeymedia21

Chocolate creme suicide22 video by chuwichuwi

Tony vs Paul23 video by Tetriscide24

Video by Kendall Hunt25

Commercial – Swiss Made26 video by filmbaeckerei27

Western Spaghetti28 video by PES29

Commercial: Even your food wants it video by DestinationPro30

Tomato video by Androsky Knauer31

Livin La Vida Sconsin32 video by mysteryd833

Music Condenser34 video by Promesto35

Musician video by lassegg36

Guns N Roses37 video by ClayMationMCO38

Process Enacted39 video by Jordan C Greenhalgh

Commercial – xBox40 video by retiredbutBACK41

Ad – Hands42 video by Rocketman196443

Video by MyDriveThru44

Light-Paint Piano Player45 video by Ryan Cashman46

Commercial: Marching Cigarettes 1948 47

Ad- Best Beer48 video by videos0wnit49

Food Fight50 video by touristpictures51

Video by TheLastLaugh52

Video by JeanCarpentier53

Video by JelleVanDun54

Video by SSCxProduction55

Video by wemakesoap56

Video by Neylano57

Spinning Rocks58 video by lunalady59

Pancakes60 video by GiR200761

Video by benzo3162

Video by guillaume Noue63

Video by Wyc Tippins64

Video by Brian Storey65

Cardboard Box Race

Gloomy Valentine66 video by Wazza00167

Frog Skeleton68

MUTO a wall-painting69 video by blu70

Origami In the Pursuit of Perfection71 video by Mabona origami72

Revamped Graphic Equalizer73 video by Marcelo Costa74

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

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Footnotes Link

  1. 1 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/12/19/30-unforgettable-movie-title-sequences/
  2. 2 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/11/19/monday-inspiration-typography-in-motion/
  3. 3 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/01/21/monday-inspiration-brilliant-music-videos/
  4. 4 http://vimeo.com/2416897
  5. 5 http://vimeo.com/cesarkuriyama
  6. 6 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CndP1fYC0M
  7. 7 http://www.youtube.com/user/MentalLapse
  8. 8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2P2fgfm0oPQ
  9. 9 http://www.raeart.page.tl/
  10. 10 http://vimeo.com/877053
  11. 11 http://vimeo.com/carloslascano
  12. 12 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXM3wrIhcwY
  13. 13 http://www.youtube.com/user/ricx78
  14. 14 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-dJ2r0bSQA
  15. 15 http://www.youtube.com/user/theyear1988
  16. 16 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vS2sc9-4UaI
  17. 17 http://www.youtube.com/user/qythium
  18. 18 http://www.spike.com/video/stop-motion-rubiks/3012252
  19. 19 http://www.spike.com/profile/viralvideos
  20. 20 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEc8v1OWeE4
  21. 21 http://www.youtube.com/user/technomonkeymedia
  22. 22 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWuYa5NiYqk
  23. 23 http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=AJzU3NjDikY
  24. 24 http://in.youtube.com/user/Tetriscide
  25. 25 http://vimeo.com/user1017992
  26. 26 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QynEN6e4mXo
  27. 27 http://www.youtube.com/user/filmbaeckerei
  28. 28 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBjLW5_dGAM
  29. 29 http://www.youtube.com/user/PESfilm
  30. 30 http://www.youtube.com/user/DestinationPro
  31. 31 http://vimeo.com/androsky
  32. 32 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UsnQoOO29g
  33. 33 http://www.youtube.com/user/mysteryd8
  34. 34 http://vimeo.com/1684002
  35. 35 http://vimeo.com/promesto
  36. 36 http://www.youtube.com/user/lassegg
  37. 37 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-r0Ht4-OvX4
  38. 38 http://www.youtube.com/user/ClayMationMCO
  39. 39 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tkq2Kq-LmJg
  40. 40 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNudcX_uUwM
  41. 41 http://www.youtube.com/user/retiredbutBACK
  42. 42 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQDjynOzgCk
  43. 43 http://www.youtube.com/user/Rocketman1964
  44. 44 http://www.youtube.com/user/MyDriveThru
  45. 45 http://vimeo.com/1185346
  46. 46 http://vimeo.com/user542620
  47. 47 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqzizzOhwPA
  48. 48 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lc6U7_-BeGc
  49. 49 http://www.youtube.com/user/videos0wnit
  50. 50 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-yldqNkGfo
  51. 51 http://www.youtube.com/user/touristpictures
  52. 52 http://www.youtube.com/user/TheLastLaugh
  53. 53 http://in.youtube.com/user/JeanCarpentier
  54. 54 http://www.youtube.com/user/JelleVanDun
  55. 55 http://www.youtube.com/user/SSCxProduction
  56. 56 http://vimeo.com/wemakesoap
  57. 57 http://vimeo.com/neylano
  58. 58 http://vimeo.com/62746
  59. 59 http://vimeo.com/lunalady
  60. 60 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UG5gO4nlLRQ
  61. 61 http://www.youtube.com/user/GiR2007
  62. 62 http://www.youtube.com/user/benzo31
  63. 63 http://vimeo.com/gnoue
  64. 64 http://vimeo.com/explodi
  65. 65 http://vimeo.com/user427768
  66. 66 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUWkH5zfBC0
  67. 67 http://www.youtube.com/user/Wazza001
  68. 68 http://www.webstercolcord.com/pages/clips.html
  69. 69 http://vimeo.com/993998
  70. 70 http://vimeo.com/blu
  71. 71 http://vimeo.com/groups/8063/videos/2188162
  72. 72 http://vimeo.com/user915053
  73. 73 http://vimeo.com/1105462
  74. 74 http://vimeo.com/user515362
  75. 75 http://www.wikihow.com/Create-a-Stop-Motion-Animation
  76. 76 http://www.dragonstopmotion.com/
  77. 77 http://www.giantscreamingrobotmonkeys.com/monkeyjam/index.html
  78. 78 http://stopmotion.bjoernen.com/
  79. 79 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tqtTiuCV7Q

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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.

  1. 1

    Nice Collection Guys… Thanks for sharing !!

    Been waiting to see more…!!

    -3
  2. 2

    Very nice, though the Lego Mario video is not real, the creator explains what he did in the topic.

    -1
  3. 3

    This is super, hugely inspiring! I’m going to be making my own stop motion animations with the youngsters I work with – thanks smashmag :)

    0
  4. 4

    Wow, great collection of creative work.

    Human skateboard is great, especially when they grind along the ledge!

    2
  5. 5

    A Short Love Story is amazing!

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  6. 6

    Great collection. The super mario one is one of my favorites.

    -2
  7. 7

    Amazign ..
    How they can do that.. ??
    Unbelieveable..
    Thanks for sharing.

    -1
  8. 8

    Collection needs the old Big Chuck & Lil John Show sketch from WJW in Cleveland. Wish I could find a copy.

    -1
  9. 9

    Wallace and Gromit deserves a mention surely

    -1
  10. 10

    The lego video is fake. He used an emulator and stretched it over the bricks, if you read the description.

    -1
  11. 11

    Have you seen the image displayed at 1’10 of the 7×7×7 cube assembly video by qythium ? Not very funny isn’t ?

    -1
  12. 12

    Like many have mentioned: “Musician” is Amateur and made by Lasse Gjertsen.

    -1
  13. 13

    I like the origami. very inspiring.

    -1
  14. 14

    Another great one is Gabe Dixon’s newest video for “Till You’re Gone”: “Till You’re Gone” on YouTube.

    -1
  15. 15

    Justin Razmus

    January 1, 2009 9:56 pm

    I have used this technique in the past. It is very time consuming! You can come up with some crazy stuff if you are willing to put the time into it.

    -1
  16. 16

    Some videos are awesome. Pure art.
    Cheers

    -1
  17. 17

    Really great stuff here guys. You don’t see this as much as you should anyway, most likely because of the sheer amount of work that goes into creating one. A lot of 90’s snowboarding and skateboarding videos had some really cool animations in stop motion, “steak and lobster” being one of them.

    Anyway, Happy New Year, and thanks!

    -1
  18. 18

    A lot of good stuff, but this is still one of my favorites:

    -1
  19. 19

    Very useful thanks

    -1
  20. 20

    The svastica figure in the 1:10 sec of the 7x7x7 Rubik’s cube assembly (see yellow on black) is unacceptable. No fun, I request to remove it.

    Rest of the post, as usual, excellent.

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