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Butterflies: A Stop Motion Short by Isabel Peppard

May 16, 2016

Has anyone seen Isabel Peppard’s stop motion short film Butterflies? It looks amazing! Synopsis: A young artist sits on the sidewalk, struggling to make a living. She makes drawings for the passersby. A businessman recognizes her talents and offers her a paying job. The prospect seems inviting but the reality threatens to kill her imagination… […]

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Peter and the Wolf Stop Motion Short Film

January 20, 2015

Over the weekend, I saw a stunning combination of good old fashioned stop motion animation and skillful CGI. This animated retelling of Sergei Prokofiev’s classic musical piece Peter and the Wolf, written and directed by Suzie Templeton, won an Oscar for Best Animated Short Film in 2006. The characters and scenery are incredibly striking. Peter […]

Dot: The World’s Smallest Stop Motion

September 22, 2010

Here is a very unique stop motion film; the smallest known to exist. Various objects in the film show the scale. This is an impressive piece of work! Professor Fletcher’s invention of the CellScope, which is a Nokia device with a microscope attachment, was the inspiration for a teeny-tiny film created by Sumo Science at […]

Slow Motion Match Burning

January 22, 2014

This video has been making the blog rounds lately, with good reason. Every now and then (as often as possible) it’s worth stopping to appreciate the awe striking nature of the world’s simplest things.

Stop SOPA

January 18, 2012

I’ve been educating myself as much as possible about SOPA. The consequences for truly valuable and well-meaning information sources could be staggering. As an information junkie, I’m terrified at the thought of this act passing. If your favorites sites have gone dark today, consider watching this informative video: I got that video from a wonderful […]

The WitchDoctor

November 28, 2015

Thank you Shivers of Delight for pointing me to this stop motion animation Kickstarter by Screen Novelties. I love the concept: Welcome to a magical realm of dense jungles, fiery volcanoes, and iridescent lagoons. Meet the WITCHDOCTOR, the overzealous protector of this mysterious archipelago. He’s ready for action with his shiny cauldron, potent elixirs, and […]

Halloween Countdown: Never Sleep Again

October 12, 2015

A FOUR HOUR documentary on the entire Nightmare on Elm Street legacy? Oh yes…I did. The film opens with awesome stop motion animated renditions of iconic scenes (which are worth watching even if you turn it off after that). I must admit, I think the FIRST Nightmare is one of the best horror movies ever […]

Mysterious Stranger

May 2, 2013

This rather horrifying chunk of stop motion surrealism was hidden in the recesses of my mind until my wonderful friend Casey reminded me of it (thanks, Casey!)… Cannot type/talk due to severe illness (all words courtesy of voice software or kind typing helpers)…I read and appreciate all comments…Apologies for not being able to respond.

Robert Stevenhagen: Screen Test

November 10, 2011

This short video from Robert Stevenhagen kind of made my morning. Apparently it relates to an upcoming production of “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” Steffen Schaeffler- The Emperor’s New Clothes – Excerpt from Pascal Blais Animation Studio on Vimeo. If you’re interested in something far less comical, Stevenhagen also directed this stop motion animation short film […]

Madame Tutli-Putli

March 16, 2011

I’m not sure how Madame Tutli-Putli managed to escape me in 2007. This beautifully crafted short film won an Academy Award. The animation is stunning, and although the plot is left open to interpretation, I quite enjoyed the mystery. Plus, they really capture the experience of being an introvert on a train (I related to […]