A COLLECTION OF STOP MOTION FILMS
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The brief was to create a story that reflects the Picturehouse experience, including its customers, offerings and screenings. With the animation playing before every film, maintaining interest with repeat viewings was fundamental to the design.
MoSoMoS studios has added a new director to their team and he goes by the moniker, Gnarly Ghost. This week, we spoke with Drew Shields, aka Gnarly Ghost, about his director’s reel by the same name.
“Homelessness & Togetherness” is a 60 second stop-motion commercial by the animation studio, One 6th, for an organization who facilitates the donation of clothing to those in need. According to producer/writer/director Baz Sells, “At its heart is a story about looking out for each other-- a story about unseen acts of kindness and “paying it forward,” set amidst the cold climate of modern-day austerity.”
The concept was so elementary, it was either going to fall flat, or be rather elegant. Watch Kevin Parry’s “Hidden Patterns Inside Fruits and Vegetables” and you’ll see that he achieved the latter.
Karlis Vitols’ “Minotaur” is a brightly hued piece in which a small Minotaur tries to find playmates in the infinite labyrinth while his father Minotaur is at work.
Winner of film festivals across Europe, “Nocturne (Nachtstück)” is a short film about the concealed nocturnal engagements of the darker creatures of the forest.
Seeing a whole bag of chips come animating out of a bag and parade in front of you, close-ups and all, is just too much to resist.
“It all started with clay. It will end with clay.” This seems to be the exploration of his short, “DISTORTION.” From the beginning of the piece, even geometric cubes of clay have some personality, that quality only continues to ramp up as the clay morphs into hands and a face with a very hungry mouth.