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Friday Night Flicks: Fresh Guacamole and Honda “Paper” by PES

Last week’s flicks featured some of the earliest forms of animation. Tonight’s two videos feature work by contemporary stop-motion animator PES. Fresh Guacamole, at a total length of one minute and forty seconds, is the shortest film ever nominated for … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Film Before Film, Zoetrope Replica, Circus Zoetrope, and Making The Pristitrope

Those of you who watch Friday Night Flicks regularly will know that I am interested in stop-motion animation. I am also intrigued by mechanical devices. Tonight’s videos combine both. The first, Film Before Film —Phenakistoscope, Zootrope, Praxinoscope, gives a little … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Address Is Approximate

David and I will be taking a short road trip tomorrow, so this stop motion animation seems appropriate. Directed by Tom Jenkins and made using desk top toys and Google Street View, this is the story of a small mannequin … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Tanabata/Annie Amaya

Today is the official third anniversary of this blog and, in some parts of Japan, it is also Tanabata. Here is a short paper-cut stop-motion video from Annie Amaya which re-tells the legend of the lovers Orihime and Hikoboshi.     … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Analogue Loaders

Our internet connection has been a bit “iffy” off and on for the past week, so I have spent some time watching digital animations of little icons spinning in circles. Today’s stop motion animation by Raphael Vangelis was inspired by time … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Plants

It’s been a while since I have posted a paper stop-motion video. This week’s flick by Kelli Anderson and Daniel Dunnam, while not as polished as The Little Prince, has it’s own simple charm.     If you would like … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: The Little Prince — Stop Motion Animation

Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince) by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry is one of my favourite books. I doubt if I would like the 2015 movie of the same name. A frame story about a little girl and an elderly aviator has been … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Bringing a Pop-Up Book to Life

You may recall that Monique Martin and I recently collaborated on a pop-up book called I Love My Love, and entered it in the jurying for Pop-Up Now II at 23 Sandy Gallery. We have learned that it has been … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Yell Design Papermeals

It’s time for some more stop motion animation: these were made by Yell Design, an Australian company producing short videos exclusively for the internet. Here are four of their Papermeals.           You can learn more about them and … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: A Girl Called Elastika

Today’s stop-motion video is visible proof that a little goes a long way. Guillaume Blanchet tells the story of Elastika’s adventures using  push pins, elastic bands, and a few paper clips.     Perhaps you can find something creative to do with … Continue reading

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