A COLLECTION OF STOP MOTION FILMS
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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.
A recent commercial for Nescafe - Reserva by Vetor Zero studio of Brazil tells the story of the origins of their Reserva coffee. The ad employs felt, yarn, and fabric, in animated scenes which alternate with live action. Here, Vetor Zero creates a world of impressive depth and color as we watch the coffee being picked and put in baskets in a bright, almost childlike world, then segues back into the live action kitchen of today.
This week we feature a very snowy piece with a very warm feel for Petco.
Sound, texture, light, selective focus, all go into the making of an animated short that is all at once realistic and abstract. Director Max Mörtl told us, “With 'Island' we wanted to create something fresh with lots of crazy characters.”