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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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Lawn Chair 2

Uploaded by YouTuber frank howarth

Published on Jul 28, 2013

This film is the making of a lawn chair from milling the lumber to finishing the chair. The story is told with no dialogue through stop motion animation. The concept for the chair is a striped beach towel hanging over a chair. The film opens with this symbolism and then proceeds to tell the story of the wood being cut, planed, shaped and assembled into the lawn chair.

To see the first chair and a description go here: 

And the addendum video

to see the making of video:

I took about 12,000 frames.
I used a Cannon 5d3 with an EF 16-35mm f/2.8L and EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro Lenses for all the photography
The Soundscape was completely built in post production.

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Uploaded by Vimeo User alex varanese

"I recently found myself wondering what a video game might look like in the form of a stop motion animation. While a normal person's response to such a question would of course be "who gives a s#*!?" I possess few of the qualities typically associated with normalcy and was irrevocably compelled to find out. This is the result.

Also, I'd like to think I'm the first person to be inspired by Michel Gondry AND R-Type on the same project." - Alex Varanese

Jonny Quest Opening Titles

Uploaded by Vimeo User Roger D. Evans

"In 1964, Jonny Quest aired to rave reviews as the first, adult action/adventure cartoon in prime time. It had cool jazz music by Hoyt Curtin and terrific, high contrast pen and ink design work by Doug Wildey. As an animator and long time JQ junkie, I had always wanted a set of Jonny Quest action figures but, due to high production costs, the show only lasted one season; not long enough to spawn any kind of serious toys or other merchandising tie-ins. So, almost 50 years later, I made my own. Here is my Valentine to one of the coolest, if not THE coolest, cartoons ever to spin up the imagination of a 53 year old man now going on six. Enjoy!" - Roger D. Evans

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


Amazing Fire Animation!

Uploaded by YouTuber brusspup

Uploaded on Jun 13, 2010

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All I can say is ..this took over 2 weeks to do. A lot of fire, A lot of smoke, a lot of heat, and a whole lot of frustration.

Some may not consider this an illusion.

Heres the definition of illusion: something that deceives by producing a false or misleading impression of reality. 

The idea for this started when I was editing the behind the scenes footage for the Fire Illusion video. I sped up the footage of me blowing out the candles and it looked really cool to see the candles going from being lit to unlit so quickly ..and it hit me that the candles could be used as pixels. 

I spent a couple of weeks thinking about how involved it would be to do. My initial goal was to animate classic videos games, such as tetris, pong, pac-man and mario bros. After testing I realized mario bro's would be too hard and I gave up. I stuck with tetris, pong and pac-man but since those didnt take up much time I decided to include a few random shapes. The initial goal was to light each candle individually and blow it out according to the required movements of each shape. I soon realized that it was just not going to be practical. The main problem was keeping the flame consistent on the candles. Some candles would burn perfectly. Others would burn out quickly. I decided to take a different approach. I took a picture of all the candles unlit ..and then lit all the candles ..and took a picture of that. I know that some people will consider that "cheating" and I understand. But I just wanted to give the over all effect and to me it's still an enjoyable video to watch.

I did all of the editing in photoshop. The animation of each shape and the 3 games took almost 2 weeks of work. I definitely was at the point of wanting to give up at several points. But kept coming back ...until finally completing it.

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