Tag: ‘Stop-motion’

‘Bad Apple!!’ stop-motion animation

28 Jan 2010

"Bad Apple!!" is a magical piece of stop-motion animation made from 6,566 still photos of printed bitmaps.

+ Video

The creator, Nico Nico Douga user "shige-ruuu," says he made the video without using photo-editing software. The images were captured with a webcam, and the effects were achieved by changing the camera position and adjusting the focus, brightness, zoom, exposure and gain.

The original stills and music come from this video for the song "Bad Apple!!" (arranged by Masayoshi Minoshima, featuring vocals by nomico) from the Touhou Project game series.

Video: A wolf loves pork.

14 Apr 2009

Takeuchi Taijin's "A wolf loves pork" is a mind-boggling stop-motion animation piece created from hundreds, if not thousands, of printed photographs that traverse the walls and furniture of a one-room apartment.

[Link: A wolf loves pork.]

Video: Pulsar +

26 Nov 2008

+ Pulsar (1990)

Milky white blockheads, lizardmen and assorted geometrical objects get their wiggle on in this quirky stop-motion animation short by Katsushi Bowda.

For an extra dose, see Bowda's surreal sequence from Winter Days, a 2003 collaborative animated film based on a renku (collaborative poem) by 17th-century Japanese poet Bash?.

+ Winter Days / Fuyu no hi [19]

Hungry (for giant prehistoric beasts)?

16 Jul 2007

Giant prehistoric beasts --

Bands of hungry primeval men hunt gigantic prehistoric creatures in these fanciful Cup Noodle commercials from the early '90s. (Stop-motion animation by Kim Blanchette.)

Sea creatures



Saiga antelope

[More here, including a mammoth, pterodactyl and giant warthog.]

Videos by Koichiro Tsujikawa (+ Cornelius)

26 Feb 2007

Koichiro Tsujikawa is a self-taught video artist who began as a graphic designer and visual producer for live concerts. Here are a few of his surreal works...

- Untitled (2004): This short film about an alien athlete was commissioned by Panasonic for the 2004 Olympics.

- Eyes (2004): This video was commissioned by Getty Images as part of The Big Idea, where filmmakers created short pieces from Getty Images content (check the link for other cool shorts). Soundtrack by Cornelius.

- Fit Song - Cornelius (2006): Household objects go crazy when stop-motion video meets computer animation. From the album "Sensuous."

- Beep It - Cornelius (2006): Also from the "Sensuous" album. More stop-motion madness with household objects.

Check out Koichiro Tsujikawa's homepage for more background info and links to other videos for Cornelius, as well as for UA, Rip Slyme, and more.