I can’t wait to see this short film. I’m trying really hard to find a place where I can see it complete.

The bigger picture by Daisy Jacobs is a short film that combines, big painting characters, stop motion and paper mache.

Daisy Jacobs explains in the video that I posted here how it was made.

She painted this big characters and their arms are 3D coming out of the wall and giving the idea of real scene.

As well all the elements are made in paper mache, which in my opinion is a great touch, they look real but they are not.

This stop motion animation took her 7 months to finish but it was worthy as it won many many awards, including 2 Baftas and a nomination for the Oscars 2015.

I’m sure we will hear more about this talented film maker soon.

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Ronai David, Damien Mortini and Aurelien Gantier put together Christmas Experiments, a digital advent calendar that reveals a new web-based treat every day throughout December. Each one is the product of a different developer.

My favourite is Finding Home by Michael Anthony, which features a little ball of light that travels into amazing landscapes that change colours and time, going through mountains and space and then into a galaxy, it is pretty awesome!

Check them all here:
Christmas Experiments

via It’s Nice That.

A friend recommended this video to me and I can’t believe it is made by Stop Motion. The main material used is foam, he carved the characters out of it.
It is wonderful.
The story is fab but the characters and the animation are mind blowing. It won a 2011 BAFTA award for Best Short Animation. Enjoy the rare world of Mikey Please.

You can see how it was made in the following video:

Sorry, I had a mental week and have been extremely busy with an art opening in London where I was exhibiting, as well as handing in my final MA paper.
But I’m back.

I discovered this gold girl. She loves stop motion and the videos she makes are wonderful. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen something with such a simple idea but so effective. Her name is Kirsten Lepore and she makes mini stop motion videos which I love.
This girl is Something. With a capital S. Check her out. Below are two of her films, one called Bottle and the other called Sweet Dreams. Isn´t she amazing?

All her work here

Bottle from Kirsten Lepore on Vimeo.

Sweet Dreams from Kirsten Lepore on Vimeo.

Josh Ritter, an american singer and songwriter decided to do his new video using photos from over 12.000 pieces of cut paper to animate this beautiful song, “Love Is Making Its Way Back Home”
More than 20 artists, director, editor and production assistants made this happen.
After doing digital images, they convert them in paper cutouts. The process continues photographing those 12.000 pieces and the editing together into a stop motion video of 4 minutes.

The video premiered on Etsy, the online community of talented craftsmen.
Ritter and his team opened a shop there as well. The artists behind the video have created a limited run of screenprinted posters based on a selection of frames. Each poster will include one of the die-cut construction paper cut-outs, as well as an mp3 of “Love Is Making Its Way Back Home.”

Video produced by Erez Horovitz of Prominent Figures.

Josh Ritter – Love Is Making Its Way Back Home from Josh Ritter on Vimeo.

I think this is a great tool for kids to learn about art (and why not for adults as well).

Petros Vrellis, who is a greek artist and electrical engineer, has created an interesting interactive animation of Vincent van Gogh’s painting “The Starry Night”.
The visualization sends the paint daubs of the Saint-Rémy night sky into swirling patterns of motion. A touch interface allows viewers to alter the image, changing both the flow and the sound. When not touched, the visualization will return to its natural state.

Settings for the velocity and music composition, both designed to resonate with Van Gogh’s original artwork.

It is absolutely beautiful, a new piece of art using technology.

Starry Night (interactive animation) from Petros Vrellis on Vimeo.