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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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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 dark420bishop

7x7x7 cube assembly26 video by qythium27

Rubik’s Cube28 video by viralvideos29

Lego Millenium Falcon30 video by technomonkeymedia31

Chocolate creme suicide32 video by chuwichuwi

Tony vs Paul33 video by Tetriscide34

Video by Kendall Hunt35

Commercial – Swiss Made36 video by filmbaeckerei37

Western Spaghetti38 video by PES39

Commercial: Even your food wants it video by DestinationPro40

Tomato video by Androsky Knauer41

Livin La Vida Sconsin42 video by mysteryd843

Music Condenser44 video by Promesto45

Musician46 video by lassegg47

Guns N Roses48 video by ClayMationMCO49

Process Enacted50 video by Jordan C Greenhalgh

Commercial – xBox51 video by retiredbutBACK52

Ad – Hands53 video by Rocketman196454

Video by MyDriveThru55

Light-Paint Piano Player56 video by Ryan Cashman57

Commercial: Marching Cigarettes 1948 58

Ad- Best Beer59 video by videos0wnit60

Food Fight61 video by touristpictures62

Video by TheLastLaugh63

Video by JeanCarpentier64

Video by JelleVanDun65

Video by SSCxProduction66

Video by wemakesoap67

Video by Neylano68

Spinning Rocks69 video by lunalady70

Pancakes71 video by GiR200772

Video by benzo3173

Video by guillaume Noue74

Video by Wyc Tippins75

Video by Brian Storey76

Cardboard Box Race77

Gloomy Valentine78 video by Wazza00179

Frog Skeleton80

MUTO a wall-painting81 video by blu82

Origami In the Pursuit of Perfection83 video by Mabona origami84

Revamped Graphic Equalizer85 video by Marcelo Costa86

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/2008/01/28/monday-inspiration-graphics-in-motion/
  4. 4 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/01/21/monday-inspiration-brilliant-music-videos/
  5. 5 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/11/16/60-beautiful-music-videos/
  6. 6 https://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/watch?v=vS2sc9-4UaI
  27. 27 http://www.youtube.com/user/qythium
  28. 28 http://www.spike.com/video/stop-motion-rubiks/3012252
  29. 29 http://www.spike.com/profile/viralvideos
  30. 30 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEc8v1OWeE4
  31. 31 http://www.youtube.com/user/technomonkeymedia
  32. 32 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWuYa5NiYqk
  33. 33 http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=AJzU3NjDikY
  34. 34 http://in.youtube.com/user/Tetriscide
  35. 35 http://vimeo.com/user1017992
  36. 36 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QynEN6e4mXo
  37. 37 http://www.youtube.com/user/filmbaeckerei
  38. 38 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBjLW5_dGAM
  39. 39 http://www.youtube.com/user/PESfilm
  40. 40 http://www.youtube.com/user/DestinationPro
  41. 41 http://vimeo.com/androsky
  42. 42 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UsnQoOO29g
  43. 43 http://www.youtube.com/user/mysteryd8
  44. 44 http://vimeo.com/1684002
  45. 45 http://vimeo.com/promesto
  46. 46 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdiI1DHRz9U
  47. 47 http://www.youtube.com/user/lassegg
  48. 48 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-r0Ht4-OvX4
  49. 49 http://www.youtube.com/user/ClayMationMCO
  50. 50 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tkq2Kq-LmJg
  51. 51 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNudcX_uUwM
  52. 52 http://www.youtube.com/user/retiredbutBACK
  53. 53 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQDjynOzgCk
  54. 54 http://www.youtube.com/user/Rocketman1964
  55. 55 http://www.youtube.com/user/MyDriveThru
  56. 56 http://vimeo.com/1185346
  57. 57 http://vimeo.com/user542620
  58. 58 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqzizzOhwPA
  59. 59 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lc6U7_-BeGc
  60. 60 http://www.youtube.com/user/videos0wnit
  61. 61 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-yldqNkGfo
  62. 62 http://www.youtube.com/user/touristpictures
  63. 63 http://www.youtube.com/user/TheLastLaugh
  64. 64 http://in.youtube.com/user/JeanCarpentier
  65. 65 http://www.youtube.com/user/JelleVanDun
  66. 66 http://www.youtube.com/user/SSCxProduction
  67. 67 http://vimeo.com/wemakesoap
  68. 68 http://vimeo.com/neylano
  69. 69 http://vimeo.com/62746
  70. 70 http://vimeo.com/lunalady
  71. 71 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UG5gO4nlLRQ
  72. 72 http://www.youtube.com/user/GiR2007
  73. 73 http://www.youtube.com/user/benzo31
  74. 74 http://vimeo.com/gnoue
  75. 75 http://vimeo.com/explodi
  76. 76 http://vimeo.com/user427768
  77. 77 http://www.generallyawesome2.com/videos/cardboard-box-race.html.html
  78. 78 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUWkH5zfBC0
  79. 79 http://www.youtube.com/user/Wazza001
  80. 80 http://www.webstercolcord.com/pages/clips.html
  81. 81 http://vimeo.com/993998
  82. 82 http://vimeo.com/blu
  83. 83 http://vimeo.com/groups/8063/videos/2188162
  84. 84 http://vimeo.com/user915053
  85. 85 http://vimeo.com/1105462
  86. 86 http://vimeo.com/user515362
  87. 87 http://www.wikihow.com/Create-a-Stop-Motion-Animation
  88. 88 http://www.dragonstopmotion.com/
  89. 89 http://www.giantscreamingrobotmonkeys.com/monkeyjam/index.html
  90. 90 #
  91. 91 http://stopmotion.bjoernen.com/
  92. 92 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tqtTiuCV7Q
  93. 93 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/12/19/30-unforgettable-movie-title-sequences/
  94. 94 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/11/19/monday-inspiration-typography-in-motion/
  95. 95 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/01/28/monday-inspiration-graphics-in-motion/
  96. 96 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/01/21/monday-inspiration-brilliant-music-videos/
  97. 97 https://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 is a nice gallery guys! thank you! dellustrations.com

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  2. 2

    Nice Collection Guys… Thanks for sharing !!

    Been waiting to see more…!!

    -2
  3. 3

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

    -2
  4. 4

    Ab: Musician video by rizoto1000

    I´d like to see that the maker of this video got the views and credit instead.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzqumbhfxRo

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  5. 5

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

    -1
  6. 6

    Wow, great collection of creative work.

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

    1
  7. 7

    A Short Love Story is amazing!

    -1
  8. 8

    Here is my Stop Motion.

    http://vimeo.com/2624216

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  9. 9

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

    -2
  10. 10

    Musician video by rizoto1000 is wrong, its someone who has posted the video without giving credit to the original maker. The video is “Amateur” by Lasse Gjertsen.
    Link to his profile: http://www.youtube.com/user/lassegg

    -3
  11. 11

    What was the go with the rubic cube one and having the swachsticker (or how ever you spell it)

    here look: http://www.grabup.com/uploads/c667da9d7d46c36cc19458d305e70ae0.png

    -2
  12. 12

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

    -2
  13. 13

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

    -1
  14. 14
  15. 15

    Wallace and Gromit deserves a mention surely

    -1
  16. 16

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

    -1
  17. 17

    This is a great application of stop motion. A little old but worth the watch. I WOZ ERE – Richard Coldicott

    Thanks for this post, the inspiration you all provide on a daily basis is much appreciated.

    -1
  18. 18

    “Musician video by rizoto1000” is actualle created by lassegg.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lassegg

    -1
  19. 19

    This is an inspiringly original list. There are so many great stop motion videos floating around,

    -1
  20. 20

    Great list! Though Amateur should have been credited to Lasse Gjertsen. I’m sure he would appreciate it.

    -1
  21. 21

    great post, 2 nice ads:

    onitsuka tiger – made of japan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOUfh1quwKg

    audi – unbox the box: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Zjg9h8BQJs

    -1
  22. 22

    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
  23. 23

    Nice list. How about this one?:

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  24. 24

    My Lego stop motion : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPUFuyecYec – “live punk concert song / videoclip” – Punkrocket wheelchair

    -1
  25. 25

    or how about this two… :-)
    Breaktout

    Hand vs Cube

    -1
  26. 26

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

    -1
  27. 27

    Commercial I worked on from my old design firm: FreeStyle Clothing Exchange Commercial

    -1
  28. 28

    Peter Gabriel – Sledgehammer

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNdMi-Vw2N0

    -1
  29. 29

    I like the origami. very inspiring.

    -1
  30. 30

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

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