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Uploaded by YouTuber Sam Barnett

Published on Nov 19, 2013

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"Operator is a stop motion animated short film about a man named Bob, attacked by a bio-mechanical parasite, fighting for his life and family against forces much greater than himself.... read more and website below the fold."

"I was inspired to make this film by a few things, cordyceps mushrooms which infect and control the minds of ants, causing them to climb up as high as possible so that when the mushroom finally bursts from the ants head the spores are spread as far as possible by the wind. Secondly, "parasitic ideas" - such as ideologies designed by cults or oppressive regimes explicitly to weaken and control the holders of such beliefs, and the callous mechanization of corporate bureaucracy. sprawling bureaucracies in super massive organizations can have so many moving parts and conflicting interests that no human maintains real control. Operator follows the plight of one man, Bob, fighting for his life and family against forces much greater than himself."

Directed By Sam Barnett
Voice By Alejandra Bursik-Cervantes

Sam Barnett is a Los Angeles based writer, director and animator. 

Official Selection:
Screamfest 2013
Horrible Imaginings 2013

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Uploaded by Vimeo User Physalia

"Alongside jowl wobbling slaps to the face or exploding water balloon speed ramps, tracking a drop of water as it falls through space into a coalescence cascade is one of those de facto shots oft used to demonstrate just how super speedy your new high-speed camera is. I could see why you’d be loathed to sit through yet another one — after all, seen one drop of water seen them all — but what if I said that the team over at Physalia Studio had actually managed to map an animation into falling water drops in their opening title film Entropy for IdN TV? Take a look at their CGI-free, mission possible after the break." exert from

Award Winning Animation Short Film: The Thomas Beale Cipher

Uploaded by YouTuber polymix

Uploaded on Mar 23, 2011

Based on a true legend of the famous unsolved code.

The film contains 16 hidden messages that hold clues to the characters' secrets. Eight are fairly easy requiring only a close eye. Six are moderately difficult using various encryption methods. Two are extremely difficult requiring a genius mind to decrypt.

More about the film,

Distributed by Short of the Week,

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Toys in the Attic Trailer V1

Uploaded by YouTuber Hannover House

Published on Aug 13, 2012

"Toys in the Attic" is the most amazing stop-motion film ever made! Mixing four forms of animation media, this incredible film also features the voice talent of Forest Whitaker, Joan Cusack, Vivian Schilling and Cary Elwes! Launches in theatres Sept 7th (NY, LA, CHI) and expands nationally through Sept. and October! You've GOT TO SEE THIS!!

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Paranorman Behind the scenes

Uploaded by YouTuber FastCompany

Published on Nov 26, 2012 (Fast Company)

Travis Knight makes his living playing with dolls.

Knight is the president and CEO of Laika, the animation studio famous for creating the stop-motion movies Coraline and ParaNorman (which comes out on DVD and Blu-ray today). This past summer we talked with him about how pushing the boundaries of stop-motion animation had also transformed his business.

Toiling away alone on a small curtained off set on his scenes---pose, shoot a frame, pose, shoot and so on---forced him to "see the minutiae and the big stuff." As an animator, he says, "you focus on one frame and then back up and see where it fits in the whole film." As CEO, when he backs up, he's thinking about the whole company, about 350 people on each movie and 150 more on the administrative and commercial (ad) side year-round. He's asking which movie ideas are worth the risk of the lengthy stop-motion production process. ParaNorman took three years, the shoot alone 18 months.

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Fast Company returned in the fall to get a first-hand look at how Knight balances his creativity--he made 15,000 frames himself, almost 10 percent of the movie--with managing a business. As well as the lessons other businesses might learn from the way he's taken an old craft and combined it with the latest technology to create something altogether new.

"There's some incredible vitality in this art form. It's not kind of this creaky old thing from a bygone age," Knight says. "Infusing craft with technology gives us something visually that we've never seen before." See for yourself in this episode of Innovation Agents.

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Published on Jun 29, 2012 (Movieclips Coming Soon)

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Published on Jan 24, 2013 (ParaNorman)

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Uploaded by YouTuber ParaNorman