Category Archives: SM Inspiration

Early Henry Selick shorts

Here is a collection of inspiring work by Henry Selick, including his pencil tests for Disney when he went to Cal Arts, a few of his MTV bumpers, and personal work prior to Nightmare Before Christmas.

 

Really cute stop motion

Short stop motion created by Patrick Boivin.For something like this, most people take a CG route, it was really cool to see someone go in a different direction using stop motion and physical puppeteering.

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Art of the Title

Ever seen a really good title sequence? There is actually a lot more to it than just placing text on top of a video. If you haven’t checked this website out, make sure you do:  http://www.artofthetitle.com/

It has all sorts of amazing work, making of videos and interviews, and tips on approaching a title sequence.

Here are two that I found really interesting:

http://www.artofthetitle.com/title/black-sails/

 

 

 

 

http://www.artofthetitle.com/title/iron-man-3/

 

 

 

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Stop Motion Inspiration: Her Morning Elegance

I was introduced to this a year ago and since then it just keeps popping up in my life every couple of months. It’s really good though, so check it out.

And a quick behind the scenes:

Student Work: Sarah Bushin

Make it Nasty is by far one of the funniest stop motion animations I have ever seen. Check it out!Made by AMP’s very own Sarah Bushin – check out her AMP Profile here.

 

 

 

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RYAN LARKIN – WALKING (1968)

by Ryan Larkin — 1968

An artist’s observation of the way people walk. Ryan Larkin employs a variety of techniques–line drawing, color wash, etc.–to catch and reproduce the motion of people afoot. The springing gait of youth, the mincing step of the high-heeled female, the doddering amble of the elderly–all are registered with humor and individuality, to the accompaniment of special sound.

Production : National Film Board of Canada (nfb.ca)

Surf the nfb.ca website, you can stream from a large archive of amazing films and animations, all produced by our lovely neighbors to the north.

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Stop Motion Inspiration: The Eagleman Stag

– The larger our past gets the smaller our present feels –
The 2011 BAFTA award winning short film from Mikey Please.
For full festival and awards info visit TheEaglemanStag.com
Follow twitter.com/#!/MisterPlease for updates

CREDITS:
A FILM BY: MikeyPlease.co.uk
MUSIC COMPOSITION: Benedict Please (TheBookshopBand.bandcamp.com/)
MUSIC PERFORMANCE: BenedictPlease.co.uk & myspace.com/StringbeansQuartet
SOUND DESIGN: Benedict Please
DUBBING MIXER: MauricioDOrey.com
PETER EAGLEMAN DavidCann.co.uk
PHILIP Tony Guilfoyle

set design & model making:
Mikey Please, AmerInCamera.co.uk, DanOjari.com, Gemma Taylor, Laura Bateman, SeanRobertHogan.com, Steve Hutton, John Wilkinson, Rebecca Fox, TD Van Der Beek, Jessie baker

PRODUCED at The Royal College of Art

How it was made: http://www.theeaglemanstag.com/HOW-IT-WAS-MADE

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Laika’s Latest Project: Box Trolls

boxtrolls

The Boxtrolls is a comedic fable that unfolds in Cheesebridge, a posh Victorian-era town obsessed with wealth, class and the stinkiest of fine cheeses. Beneath its charming cobblestone streets dwell the Boxtrolls, foul monsters who crawl out of the sewers at night and steal what the townspeople hold most dear: their children and their cheeses. At least that’s the legend residents have always believed. In truth, the Boxtrolls are an underground cavern-dwelling community of quirky and lovable oddballs who wear recycled cardboard boxes the way turtles wear their shells. The Boxtrolls have raised an orphaned human boy since infancy as one of their dumpster-diving and mechanical junk-collecting own. When the Boxtrolls are targeted by a villainous pest exterminator who is bent on eradicating them as his ticket to Cheesebridge society, the kind-hearted band of tinkerers must turn to their adopted charge and an adventurous rich girl to bridge two worlds amidst the winds of change – and cheese.

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