Tag Archives: stop motion

Friday Night Flicks: Meco Jr. and Luxo Jr.

I mentioned in the comments on last week’s flick that I am a sucker for inanimate objects brought to life. Animators sometimes do this exceptionally well. Possibly the most famous CGI short film ever made —and the first to be … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: My Paper Mind

This will be the last paper cutting video for a while. (No, really!) My Paper Mind is an extremely short stop motion animation by Javan Ivey. It’s a sort of animated tunnel book or 3D flip book.     Ivey … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: The Move

Continuing with the idea that you can make anything out of paper, tonight’s flick is a stop motion animation done with paper. Mandy Smith’s film, The Move, is a very short story about moving in Amsterdam.     The film … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Dreams of Flight

I have posted videos from The McGuires before: Psycho — Homage to Hitchcock in October 2014 and The Hunter in January 2015. I thought it was time to re-visit their unusual combination of paper cuts and video projection again. Tonight’s … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Lotte Reiniger

March is Women’s History Month in the USA, so it seems appropriate to have a look at the work of the earliest female stop motion animator. Lotte Reiniger was an animation pioneer, and her contribution to the field is recognized … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Stop Motion and occupation: ANIMATOR

This episode of Friday Night Flicks features two more stop motion shorts. Both are about process, but they handle the animation in very different ways. Stop Motion is actually an advertisement for a bicycle, with story board and most of … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: The Evolution of Stop Motion

Tonight’s flick, by Vugar Efendi, is a compilation of some of the key advancements in stop motion since 1900. You may think some important films have been omitted, but the director does a good job of covering more than 100 … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: OK GO and 567 printers

Some of you may have already seen this video, but I couldn’t resist sharing.     You can read more about the project here. Perhaps you will find something interesting to do with a printer this weekend.

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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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