Joseph Mann and Andrew Thomas Huang: “Barry the Biscuit Boy”

Peek behind the scenes as Blinkink directors Joseph Mann and Andrew Thomas Huang lead a massive crew into a three-week shoot of 16 live-action puppets and stop-motion animated models for Cravendale and Wieden+Kennedy London. Watch the spot after the jump. [Read more]

Rafael Mayrhofer: “Kangaroos Can’t Jump Backwards”

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Check this fabulous stop motion, non-linear philosophical rant from director/animator Rafael Mayrhofer, aka 1/3 of the Austrian trio of filmmakers known as Motiphe (with Florian Juri and Clemens Wirth). Mayrhofer, a self-taught stop motion animator, says he was inspired by his work experience in NY at Buck and Hornet and reveals he created the bars of soap sequence by biting into them himself for each frame, “I didn’t swallow, but my mouth was quite irritated and I didn’t have much ability to taste anything for the rest of the day.”
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PES Finds “Black Gold”

Ditching his usual witty ways for a minute and 16 seconds, PES directs a commercial stop-motion assignment for online lifestyle retailer yoox.com and Italian jewelry designer Delfina Delettrez’new collection called “Frozen Garden.” Animated by LA’s Dillon Markey with music by PES.

Delfina Delettrez: “Nature is the most precious jewelry. Every little girl’s first piece of jewelry was a flower or a garland of daisies in her hair. This collection is a look back to nature and to childhood. It’s as though you are wearing a piece of the past, with flowers suspended in time like a frozen garden.” [Read more]

Noah Harris: Julio Bashmore “Peppermint”

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Blink Ink director Noah Harris and crew craft a frenetic and riveting fusion of 3D-printed stop-motion elements and 2D animation for Bristol producer Julio Bashmore’s “Peppermint,” proving once again that killer visuals can rescue mind-numbing dance tracks. Lead stop-motion animator was Andy Biddle, and post credits [Read more]

Conor Finnegan: Candice Gordon “Sound of Horns”

After winning the praise of festival audiences and juries for his charming and low key animated short “Fear of Flying” last year, Dublin’s Conor Finnegan spun 180 degrees to create the twisted tale of a malevolent sphincter in “Asshole.” His latest project, uses “stop-motion paint on puppet parts and lots of After Effects” to conjure this vibrant/cryptic music video for Irish-born, Berlin-based-artist Candice Gordon. Conor is represented by Nexus.

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1500 Slices of Cheese Later…

Stop-motion cheese. Lots of cheese. Check out how the crew at PlusOne in Amsterdam painstakingly water-cut 1500 slices of the stuff into a fun spot for giant Dutch dairy co-op FrieslandCampina.

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