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The Sandman

December 3, 2010

My friend Ryan shared this the other day, and it is spectacular. “The Sandman” is an interpretation of a chilling European folk tale, featuring a wonderfully crafted villain. If you are at all into stop motion animation (or delightfully nightmarish creations)…DO NOT SKIP THIS VIDEO. Thanks, Ryan!

Bottle

September 29, 2010

This is a beautiful little stop motion film about two long distance correspondents (of sorts) who share fragments of life through messages in a bottle. Whether you choose to view the ending as nihilistic or transcendent, I dare say it’s rather poetic.

Dormitorium: The Brothers Quay

October 3, 2009

The Brothers Quay are among my favorite stop motion animators of all time. I recently had the good fortune to visit the Dormitorium exhibit at Parsons in NYC, where I got to see some props and film sets in person. I was surprised to find the film set dioramas smaller than I expected. So much […]

Red Nose Studio

August 19, 2009

I’ve been meaning to post about Red Nose Studio for ages. What a marvelous collection of carved sculptures they have, all brilliantly photographed. Some characters evoke genuine pathos. A favorite, of course: Each piece has such a unique “atmosphere” to it (I love the machinery and contraptions). I was thinking to myself that these 3D […]

Sweet Christmas

December 17, 2008

Katrine Emme Thielkes is posting a series of adorable stop motion animation skits on her blog each day this month. They chronicle the gastronomic adventures of Mr. Nom Nom, a sweet little pastry with an enormous appetite. Here’s a sample: “Lemon cake…you are so sweet…I love you…” They are all under one minute long, so […]

Halloween Awakening

October 29, 2008

I definitely recommend taking the two minutes to watch this incredible stop motion animation of a pumpkin carving itself (stay for the ending, too). I had this bookmarked from last year, so some of you may have seen it…I just couldn’t resist.

Jimmy Pickering

October 17, 2008

After posting about the incredible Laurie Lipton, I’d like to pay tribute to another artist in the same Corpro Nason show. Jimmy Pickering’s work makes me smile. Big, giddy, goofy grins. I want to hug his sweet little monsters and depictions of “evil.” From his website bio: i guess if my style had a recipe […]

Christiane Cegavske

August 24, 2008

I watched Blood Tea and Red String last night, and was quite impressed. Thirteen years in the making, Christiane Cegavske’s dialog free film tells the tale of the struggle between the aristocratic White Mice and the rustic Creatures Who Dwell Under the Oak over the doll of their heart’s desire. The Mice commission the Oak […]

Western Spaghetti

July 12, 2008

The great folks at PES have done it again! This unique stop motion animation uses innovative materials to replicate various foods and cooking processes. Very clever! Have a look: I recommend their other films as well.

Haven Gallery: Music Box

January 9, 2016

Another great show opens at Haven Gallery tonight! From the show description: The art of music has spanned centuries and served a number of purposes throughout time. The power of music can be both a unifying force as well as one of individual solace. In other cases, it can also be one of discord or […]