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Swirling Op-Art On The High Trestle Trail Bridge

By day the High Trestle Trail Bridge in Des Moines, Iowa looks pretty normal, aside from the tilted steel beams above the footpath, but at night the bridge lights up and blows minds. Here’s more on this brightly glowing bridge: Towering 13 stories above the Des Moines River Valley in Iowa, The High Trestle Trail Bridge is one of [...]

The Late Movies: Tim Burton

Filmmaker Tim Burton has made plenty of feature films, animations, shorts, and side projects. His Frankenweenie is now in theaters. Here are some other Tim Burton clips you might like. Frankenweenie 1984 Frankenweenie was a half-hour story the first time Burton made it. Stop-motion was expensive, so this version was live-action. Only part one is gown [...]

Feed My Frankenweenie

Just in time for Halloween, Frankenweenie is hitting theaters today, giving viewers a chance to enjoy all the campiness of black-and-white classic horror films while still offering them something delightfully new and unique. In honor of the movie’s release, here are some things you should know about the development and creation of Tim Burton’s newest [...]

Stop Motion Animation Created With Spreadsheets

(YouTube Link) Creating a fluid and interesting stop motion animation can be tedious enough, but when you decide to animate via spreadsheet you’re just asking for trouble! Apparently Joe Penna, aka Mystery Guitar Man, likes tedious trouble, as he and his team converted 730 frames of video into this blocky stop motion music video. –via Endgadget

Most Epic Engine Rebuild

Link Scroll down for today’s pictures & links. Most Epic Engine Rebuild The guy who made this awesome stop-motion animation called it “11 Months, 3000 pictures and a lot of coffee” (dark roasted coffee, we’re sure). He stripped down an old engine and completely rebuilt it, all the while taking pictures. The music is “In The Hall Of [...]

Animated Music Video – Rivers And Homes

(YouTube Link) This creative music video is for the song Rivers and Homes by the Brooklyn based band J.viewz, who asked fans to send them self portraits which they incorporated into the video as a unique form of stop motion animation. It’s a rare combination in a music video-good music and compelling visuals, with an interesting short [...]

Beauty Is Embarrassing Celebrates The World Of Wayne White

(YouTube Link) You might not know the name Wayne White, but you’re bound to have seen the works he has created over the last thirty years or so of his artistic career. From stop motion animation, puppets and set design for PeeWee’s Playhouse, to music videos (Peter Gabriel’s Big Time and Smashing Pumpkins’ Tonight, Tonight) to his [...]

Indyanimation

(YouTube link) To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jeff Gurwood recreated the opening scene in stop-motion animation. Indymation, starring action figures, took six months to complete. -via The Daily What Geek

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Tauntaun

This is what the Empire Strikes Back would have looked like if it was released by stop motion animation pioneers Rankin Bass. The only thing I don’t like about this illustration is the thought of Rudolph the Tauntaun getting gutted by Hermey/Luke Skywalker and used as a meat sleeping bag, but at least he comes [...]

Fleet Foxes Stop Motion Music Video

(YouTube Link) Indie darlings Fleet Foxes have a way with a melody, and when accompanied by this incredible stop motion animation, these songs sound so good they’re sure to make new fans of all within earshot. Enjoy this wonderful video by your new favorite band. –via Booooooom