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The Water Cycle in stop motion

Uploaded by Vimeo User Chris Turner

The video depicts the revolutionary nature of the life cycle of a droplet of water and it's cyclical journey. The project was a three-fold collaboration between myself, Helen Friel and Jess Deacon. From the original idea, through the creative development and process, our individual skill sets enabled the project to spring to life.

A film by Chris Turner, Helen Friel and Jess Deacon
Photography - Chris Turner:
Paper Engineer - Helen Friel:
Animation - Jess Deacon:

Post Production - Neil Cunningham
Music and Sound - Joe Shetcliffe

Pas a Pas

Uploaded by Vimeo User Ishac Bertran

Pas a Pas is an interactive educational tool that enables children to learn and experiment through animation. It is designed to support and integrate in to an existing curriculum and is not meant to alter the natural learning pace of children.

Pas a Pas incorporates physicality and the animated outcome of stop motion animation to bridge the gap between abstract concepts from maths, physics or arts - usually represented by graphs, equations or words - and reality. Pas a Pas contributes to an education that integrates 'play' and 'create' in to the learning process.


11 months, 3000 pictures and a lot of coffee

Uploaded by YouTuber Chris Herridge

Published on Jun 12, 2012

Started out as just a collection of snaps as I stripped down an engine bought off ebay. (To replace my old engine, which had suffered catastrophic failure). The snaps were so that I remembered how everything went, so I could put it back together again.

Then I realised it'd be quite cool to make it an animation. found some suitable music, rekindled my ancient knowledge of Premiere, storyboarded it, shot it as I worked on the engine (my poor DSLR got covered in engine oil), this was the result.

The music is "In The Hall Of The Mountain King" from Edvard Griegs "Peer Gynt Suite"

I own a suitable license for this piece of music, supplied by Chris Worth Productions

  • License - Standard YouTube License


Making silicone puppet head

Uploaded by YouTuber StopmoNick

Uploaded on Oct 7, 2011

"Part 2 of making puppet heads - this one requires sculpting in clay, making a plaster mould, then casting in silicone rubber. The sculpting and mouldmaking are the same for casting in any flexible material like foam latex or urethane. 

Doing this in front of a time lapse camera is difficult, and I will probably have to cast the head again and do a proper job, but this gives an overview of the process. Like my other tutorials it's really fast, so you will probably need to watch it more than once, and resort to the pause button to read all the captions. Sorry! But at 5 minutes long it's taking over 2 hours to upload. But check out my friend Ron's tutorial on making a mould for a puppet body at his AnimatorIsomer channel if you want the slow detailed approach - 3 parts totalling half an hour just to cover making the mould. Stop Motion Magazine has some good tutorials on puppetmaking too.
This head is made for use with build-up bodies which I covered in another tutorial - in fact, at the end i put it on the same body I showed being made. (Some viewers of my other tutorials may recognise the thing that appears behind the finished puppet - I wanted a tentacle but I didn't have one.)

A full body, all-silicone puppet will take another tutorial, and I'm still getting on top of the challenges with silicone - mostly I've used foam latex for casting full puppets. But a head is a good place to start, they are easier! 

Thanks to composer Brian Boyko who made this music - "Dragonfly" - available copyright free at the public domain site FreePD." - Nick Hilligoss