Tag Archives: stop motion

Friday Night Flicks: How To Catch A Bird

Tonight’s haunting little stop motion short was made by Vera van Wolferen as her MA in Animation graduation film at AKV St. Joost Breda.     You might want to spend part of your weekend viewing more of her videos … Continue reading

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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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