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26 Videos Filled With Stop-Motion Goodness

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    Whenever I see a stop-motion video, it never ceases to blow my mind when I think of the time, effort and skill that went into making it. They are probably the most tedious types of videos created, and sometimes they just don't get the recognition they deserve. I got you 26 videos to check out today, and make sure your explore a bit into some of these artists other videos on their channels. You will find a lot more that what is just in this list.


  • Eco-bumpers: Aluminum

    This is one of a series of bumpers used to raise awareness recycling and ecosustainable development. There are a couple more of these types of videos by the same user, (Fabio Liguori) over on Vimeo after the jump.

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  • Yarn City by MusicID (Stop motion animation)

    This is a very beautiful spot made with fluorescent yarn and some intricate sets for an app that can identify music just by hearing it through your phone's microphone.

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  • Clean It Up

    Orbit is a gum brand that has a reputation for "cleaning up" a mouth. This stop motion piece shows a bunch of mouths cleaning up a rundown house.

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  • Morgan Freeman: The Power of Words

    Very interesting piece with a forward by Morgan Freeman, it shows some paper mache looking people with words flying out of mouths and phone on a yellow line to illustrate "the power of words."

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  • Bad Apple!! - Stop Motion PV

    6500 frames, printed out onto paper, and switched out every frame for the duration of the entire music video, completely animated and possibly partially green screened. Very cool concept, but insanely tedious to create, I am sure.

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  • Zeus "Marching Through Your Head"

    Another very elaborate looking music video with some amazing sets, great visual effects, and the camera work is fantastic.

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  • Sperrholzpiraten/Plywoodpirates

    This 17 minute final project by Stefan Schomerus at the Filmakademie Baden Wurttemberg in Germany is absolutely brilliant. Amazing looking claymation characters, expressions, environments, and basically everything else in this video really take show the hard work that went into this piece.

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  • A Brief History of Pretty Much Everything

    Doodles FTW! I love flipbook animation type of videos. They make me feel like I could possibly make something this awesome. There is some great sound effects and characters in this piece, and it is really a great looking piece of art... educational too... kinda.

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  • T-SHIRT WAR!!

    I watch a lot of Youtube, and I saw this video from Rhett and Link a while ago, and as you can see it gave rise to a lot of ideas in advertising in recent months including the video below.

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  • T-SHIRT WAR 2!!

    As previously mentioned, these guys got lucky and McDonalds picked up this concept from Rhett and Link for their advertising campaign. Directed by another filmmaker on this list Joe Penna (MysteryGuitarMan), this is a great execution of a really ingenious concept.

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  • Couchzone - Stop-Motion Commercial

    One of my favorite HDSLR filmmakers that I follow on a daily basis, Nino Leitner, has this cool stop motion piece with a ton of furniture going a bit nuts in a room and eating a girl.

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  • Lego - The Force Unleashed

    Usually when we feature Star Wars videos, its usually in a visual effects inspirational roundup, but this one, created with Lego characters, is a great example of creating a really fluid movie with when using very tiny pieces, and very close quarters.

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  • F.an / TWO MINUTES by Maxime Bruneel

    This is a really interesting concept using objects hanging by clotheslines to create images, shapes, and words by positioning them at different distances from the camera.

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  • CUT IT OUT

    Joe Penna aka MysteryGuitarMan, previously mentioned for directing the McDonalds commercial earlier, created this great video, where he cuts out every frame of video, printed out on paper and lines them on a piece of string around his apartment and makes an amazing music video out of it.

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  • AJIQ

    Another great print out of every frame in the piece, and after laying it out into a notebook you get this great stop motion piece by Soulgrafix.

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  • Light Warfare

    FreddieW is another Youtuber that continually produces amazing visual effects videos. With this video he uses long exposure and LED lights to create an action scene with light guns, ammo, blood, and explosions.

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  • ARDZDFundSIE_WM2010

    Yet another T Shirt madness video, used pretty cleverly in many different scenarios and scenes to create a rally awesome looking spot for German public TV.

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  • My Paper Mind

    This video uses a technique devised by Javan Ivey called Stratastencil based on Stratacut to remove material to reveal another layer. He spaces tons of paper out in Z Space and frame by frame, moves back, and adds more paper to create the animation technique.

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  • Light Love

    Another from Joe Penna, similar to the Light Warfare video above, this one uses the light to express some love rather than war and gore.

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  • Awards Wall

    This is a cool little stop motion/timelapse video of Digital Kitchen showing off the various awards that they have won over the years. Hint: its a lot.

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  • Badenova Stimmen Trailer

    This is another long exposure light writing video created for a a music festival in Germany. Shot on the 5D MKII and 7D, this spot by qu-int.com is sure to amaze you.

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  • Rex The Dog 'Bubblicious'

    Really interesting concept here with a character being created out of paper, and multiple versions being created so that he can move his mouth and sing with the music. Very cool spot with everything created in someway with paper.

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  • OFFF Paris 2010 Sponsors titles

    OFFF always has amazing titles to show off their the different companies and organizations that will be showing work. Not all of this is stop motion but there are some pieces that you will see that are fantastic and fit into that genre.

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  • Skateboardanimation

    Kind of the same concept as MysteryGuitarMan's above, this one takes practical effects and household object of normal sized scale and makes these paper cutouts of skaters shred it up.

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  • THE MACHINE

    This is a great tale of a man-made machine that becomes self aware, and ends up with a thirst for conquering the world. Sounds like Terminator or The Matrix, but in medieval times. This one has a really cool looking puppet show type of feel to it.

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  • AT-AT Afternoon

    Have you ever noticed that the Star Wars AT-AT death machine is kind of... well... dog shaped? One of my favorite stop motion creators, Patrick Boivin brought that huge thing down to a non-deadly scale, and showed us what it would be like to have one as a pet. (on a side note, there are TONS more Patrick Boivin vids on his Youtube... perhaps we will feature more in the next stop motion roundup?)

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