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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 Gone video by Cesar Kuriyama
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 Tetris video by www.notsonoisy.com

Super Mario Bros 3 LEGO video by jmehatesyou

Human Skateboard video by SneauxShoesVideo

Happy Thanksgiving video byMentalLapse

Abstract thoughts video by Darryn ray

A short love story video by Carlos Lascano

Chess clay stop motion video by ricx78

Shaving by Hand video by theyear1988

PSP Commercial video by dark420bishop

7x7x7 cube assembly video by qythium

Rubik’s Cube video by viralvideos

Lego Millenium Falcon video by technomonkeymedia

Chocolate creme suicide video by chuwichuwi

Tony vs Paul video by Tetriscide

Video by Kendall Hunt

Commercial – Swiss Made video by filmbaeckerei

Western Spaghetti video by PES

Commercial: Even your food wants it video by DestinationPro

Tomato video by Androsky Knauer

Livin La Vida Sconsin video by mysteryd8

Music Condenser video by Promesto

Musician video by lassegg

Guns N Roses video by ClayMationMCO

Process Enacted video by Jordan C Greenhalgh

Commercial – xBox video by retiredbutBACK

Ad – Hands video by Rocketman1964

Video by MyDriveThru

Light-Paint Piano Player video by Ryan Cashman

Commercial: Marching Cigarettes 1948

Ad- Best Beer video by videos0wnit

Food Fight video by touristpictures

Video by TheLastLaugh

Video by JeanCarpentier

Video by JelleVanDun

Video by SSCxProduction

Video by wemakesoap

Video by Neylano

Spinning Rocks video by lunalady

Pancakes video by GiR2007

Video by benzo31

Video by guillaume Noue

Video by Wyc Tippins

Video by Brian Storey

Cardboard Box Race

Gloomy Valentine video by Wazza001

Frog Skeleton

MUTO a wall-painting video by blu

Origami In the Pursuit of Perfection video by Mabona origami

Revamped Graphic Equalizer video by Marcelo Costa

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

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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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    This is a nice gallery guys! thank you! dellustrations.com

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    Nice Collection Guys… Thanks for sharing !!

    Been waiting to see more…!!

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

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

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    Wow, great collection of creative work.

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

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    A Short Love Story is amazing!

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    Here is my Stop Motion.

    http://vimeo.com/2624216

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

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    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

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    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

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

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

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    Wallace and Gromit deserves a mention surely

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

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    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.

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

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

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

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    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

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

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    Nice list. How about this one?:

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

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    or how about this two… :-)
    Breaktout

    Hand vs Cube

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

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

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    Peter Gabriel – Sledgehammer

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

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    I like the origami. very inspiring.

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

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