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50 Incredible Stop Motion Ideas And 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.

stop motion ideas

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. [Links checked January/02/2017]

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.

You may be interested in the following related posts:

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.




Abstract thoughts6 video by Darryn ray7
A short love story8 video by Carlos Lascano9
Chess clay stop motion10 video by ricx7811
Shaving by Hand12 video by theyear198813
7x7x7 cube assembly14 video by qythium15
Lego Millenium Falcon16 video by technomonkeymedia17
Tony vs Paul18 video by Tetriscide19
Commercial – Swiss Made20 video by filmbaeckerei21
Western Spaghetti22 video by PES23
Livin La Vida Sconsin24 video by mysteryd825
Music Condenser26 video by Promesto27
Guns N Roses28 video by ClayMationMCO29
Process Enacted30 video by Jordan C Greenhalgh
Commercial – xBox31 video by retiredbutBACK32
Ad – Hands33 video by Rocketman196434
Light-Paint Piano Player35 video by Ryan Cashman36
Ad- Best Beer37 video by videos0wnit38
Food Fight39 video by touristpictures40
Spinning Rocks41 video by lunalady42
Pancakes43 video by GiR200744
MUTO a wall-painting45 video by blu46
Origami In the Pursuit of Perfection47 video by Mabona origami48
Revamped Graphic Equalizer49 video by Marcelo Costa50

Further Resources Link

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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=2P2fgfm0oPQ
  7. 7 http://www.raeart.page.tl/
  8. 8 http://vimeo.com/877053
  9. 9 http://vimeo.com/carloslascano
  10. 10 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXM3wrIhcwY
  11. 11 http://www.youtube.com/user/ricx78
  12. 12 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-dJ2r0bSQA
  13. 13 http://www.youtube.com/user/theyear1988
  14. 14 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vS2sc9-4UaI
  15. 15 http://www.youtube.com/user/qythium
  16. 16 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEc8v1OWeE4
  17. 17 http://www.youtube.com/user/technomonkeymedia
  18. 18 http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=AJzU3NjDikY
  19. 19 http://in.youtube.com/user/Tetriscide
  20. 20 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QynEN6e4mXo
  21. 21 http://www.youtube.com/user/filmbaeckerei
  22. 22 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBjLW5_dGAM
  23. 23 http://www.youtube.com/user/PESfilm
  24. 24 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UsnQoOO29g
  25. 25 http://www.youtube.com/user/mysteryd8
  26. 26 http://vimeo.com/1684002
  27. 27 http://vimeo.com/promesto
  28. 28 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-r0Ht4-OvX4
  29. 29 http://www.youtube.com/user/ClayMationMCO
  30. 30 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tkq2Kq-LmJg
  31. 31 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNudcX_uUwM
  32. 32 http://www.youtube.com/user/retiredbutBACK
  33. 33 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQDjynOzgCk
  34. 34 http://www.youtube.com/user/Rocketman1964
  35. 35 http://vimeo.com/1185346
  36. 36 http://vimeo.com/user542620
  37. 37 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lc6U7_-BeGc
  38. 38 http://www.youtube.com/user/videos0wnit
  39. 39 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-yldqNkGfo
  40. 40 http://www.youtube.com/user/touristpictures
  41. 41 http://vimeo.com/62746
  42. 42 http://vimeo.com/lunalady
  43. 43 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UG5gO4nlLRQ
  44. 44 http://www.youtube.com/user/GiR2007
  45. 45 http://vimeo.com/993998
  46. 46 http://vimeo.com/blu
  47. 47 http://vimeo.com/groups/8063/videos/2188162
  48. 48 http://vimeo.com/user915053
  49. 49 http://vimeo.com/1105462
  50. 50 http://vimeo.com/user515362
  51. 51 http://www.wikihow.com/Create-a-Stop-Motion-Animation
  52. 52 http://www.dragonstopmotion.com/
  53. 53 http://www.giantscreamingrobotmonkeys.com/monkeyjam/index.html
  54. 54 http://stopmotion.bjoernen.com/
  55. 55 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.

    -1
  21. 21

    Mark Richardson

    January 4, 2009 8:31 pm

    Love this list. Some of those are very cool.

    -1
  22. 22

    Agree with Miles and Franck about the swastika, can we remove that one?

    Loved the rest of this! What a great way to start my first day back from a long vacation. There is a long string of videos with no sound… is that just me?

    -1
  23. 23

    Love the human skate board one.

    -1
  24. 24

    Wayfaring Wanderer

    January 7, 2009 5:35 am

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

    -1
  25. 25

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

    -1
  26. 26

    Michael Mallon

    January 19, 2009 1:43 pm

    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
  27. 27

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

    sweet dreams ->

    anything by jan svankmajer
    sweet wishes by mark ryden

    -1
  28. 28

    tHeTrUeiMaR

    March 8, 2009 8:25 pm

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

    Thanks =]

    -1
  29. 29

    tHeTrUeiMaR

    March 8, 2009 8:21 pm
    -1
  30. 30

    I also made stop-motion video-clip:

    -1
  31. 31

    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
  32. 32

    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
  33. 33

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

    -1
  34. 34

    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
  35. 35

    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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  36. 36

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

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  37. 37

    My favorite is one called “Nowhere Near Here” by a street artist named “Pahnl.”

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