What makes stop motion so great? For us at Digital Canvas, it’s seeing the tactile quality of characters and props that are put into motion by invisible hands. It’s experiencing the visual conflict of natural vs. contrived that leaves us wanting more. This collection recognizes the diversity of stop motion films and celebrates such an awesome technique.
Knowing the inelasticity of the material makes this project that much more impressive.
2. A Girl Names Elastika
Who knew thumbtacks and rubber bands could rack up so much international acclaim? We’re particularly fond of the “outtakes” section starting at 2:47.
3. Butter Ya’Self
Fruit gets dirty y’all! If The California Raisins
ever want to make a raunchy comeback, they should take a page from these guys.
4. Gitty Gidiyor
We wanted to include a live-action sequence, and picked this spot for the clever costume change.
5. I Am Tom Moody
Here we’ve got an introspective short exploring the duality of a struggling musician. The script is clever and the voice work is laudable. The stop motion puppetry is certainly an accomplishment as well.
Bonus: Making Of – I Am Tom Moody
Go behind the scenes with the director as he explains the concept behind the film as well as the animation process.
For more great pieces, be sure to search “stop motion” on the site.