Modern Stop-Motion Music Videos

8

In celebration of the release of the new LomoKino, I've collected some examples of what I think are very cool music videos made with stop-motion video. Check out what music and images combined can create!

Credits: nation_of_pomation

The White Stripes – Fell in Love with a Girl
A classic tale of love and loss, as told by LEGO bricks and Jack and Meg White. I used to spend hours as a child acting out scenes like this with my LEGOs, this video has always been one of my favorite videos of all times.

Breakbot – Baby I’m Yours
Done entirely in watercolor, this dance-y track from French House artist Breakbot, which features vocals by Irfane, presents a fluid dreamworld. Using over 2,000 watercolor paintings, take a futuristic-retro journey into space and love.

OK Go – End Love
OK Go is known for their very creative music videos, and this particular video involves them using stop motion to imitate fairly common music video dance styles, and then do some impossible-seeming movements. As far as technical execution is concerned, this one definitely took a lot of time to complete (considering it shows the passing of a full day).

Fleet Foxes – Mykonos
In this geometrically inclined, origami-inspired music video, paper imitates nature and flows across an artificial landscape. The odd artificial lighting seems to accentuate the artificiality and also the texture of the different papers.

Do you know any other cool music videos using stop-motion techniques? Feel free to share them in the comments section so we can all explore the possibilities of stop-motion together and get inspired.

Editor’s Note: You may also want to check out the most recent PYHOF featuring Here We Go Magic for more groovy tunes with analogue goodness!

written by nation_of_pomation on 2011-11-15 in #lifestyle #indie #stop-motion #stop-motion #analogue-lifestyle #music #music-video #lomography

8 Comments

  1. johnnra
    johnnra ·

    best stop motion video ever is - In your arms by kina grannis :) check it out!!!

  2. superlighter
  3. izzarosli
    izzarosli ·

    yup kina grannis's vid is so cooool.

  4. delevine
    delevine ·

    this one:
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MpAinvBukM

  5. gvelasco
    gvelasco ·

    Love these.

  6. begutierrez
    begutierrez ·

    I think Guster's "Do You Love Me" fits in this post.

  7. uneak
    uneak ·

    Great videos, but I think you forgot about one of the best stop motion video ever made, entirely made out of Jelly Beans, and it took 22 moths to make! Its by the wonderful Kina Grannis - In Your arms of course this is my opinion(: how about you all take a look for yourself.

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOu0DuxFAT0

  8. nation_of_pomation
    nation_of_pomation ·

    That Kinna Granis music video is really cool! I wish I had known about it before I wrote this article, I was just doing it based on music I knew already.

More Interesting Articles

  • The Go! Team in Dublin: No Flash Photography Please

    written by vin_cen_t on 2015-07-23 in #world #lifestyle
    The Go! Team in Dublin: No Flash Photography Please

    I have to admit that I’ve never liked using flash in public places. In some situations it can be distracting. Like concerts, for example. Can you imagine a live music show where people decide all of a sudden to use it at the same time?

    2
  • Album Review: Without My Enemy What Would I Do

    written by mindofmyra on 2015-07-16 in #people #lifestyle #locations #events
    Album Review: Without My Enemy What Would I Do

    Made in Heights is at it again. In May 2015, Alexei Saba Mohajerjasbi and Kelsey Bulkin released their album "Without My Enemy What Would I Do." This album tests the boundaries of genre by pulling from all forms of music to create a paradigm shift of preconceived notions.

  • 5 of the Best Ways to Share Your Lomo'Instant Pics

    written by jacobs on 2014-11-25 in #people #news
    5 of the Best Ways to Share Your Lomo'Instant Pics

    We love sharing photos! So, with the recent release of the beloved Lomo'Instant camera, we thought it would be a great idea to look at some of the best ways to share your instants with the world. Rather than letting them collect dust on a shelf or stay hidden away in a drawer somewhere, why not let everyone else in on your superb instant creations? Check out these 5 awesome ways you can do just that!

  • Shop News

    Immortalize your best shot on Aluminium!

    Immortalize your best shot on Aluminium!

    Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.

  • Far and Wide with the Russar+ Lens

    written by jillytanrad on 2014-10-09 in #lifestyle
    Far and Wide with the Russar+ Lens

    Paired with your camera of choice, the New Russar+ Lens can produce exceptional images wide-angle dreams are made of. Whether you're in the market for stunning landscapes or striking street photos, the Russar+ makes an ideal companion during those photographic expeditions. Dan from Lomography Hong Kong recently shot with the wide-angle wonder, and here are some of the photos from his shoot.

  • RYU x RIO: World Cup 2014 on Kodak Aerochrome Film

    written by zonderbar on 2014-08-11 in #news
    RYU x RIO: World Cup 2014 on Kodak Aerochrome Film

    Weeks have passed and yet Germans are still celebrating the victory of their heroic football team. Shortly before the World Cup started, we took notice of an interesting photography project on Kickstarter. Berlin-based sports photographer Ryu Voelkel called for help to create a football photography book like no other. The campaign was successfully funded. Ryu made his way to Brazil and came back with amazing shots including some very special Kodak Aerochrome photographs. Meet Ryu and learn more about him and his special moments at the WC 2014.

    1
  • Chemical Manipulations with the Lomo’Instant

    written by tomas_bates on 2015-01-21 in #gear #tipster
    Chemical Manipulations with the Lomo’Instant

    Perhaps you’ve already had chance to try light painting, multiple exposures and long exposures with your Lomo’Instant, but what can you experiment with next? Well, that’s exactly the thought I had which led to giving this Tipster a go. I wanted to shoot Lomo’Instant photos which felt a bit “messier” than what I’m usually used to and to use a technique which would open up new possibilities with the kinds of images I could create with my favorite instant camera. Well, here I go!

    2
  • Shop News

    Fisheye One Pearl Blue

    Fisheye One Pearl Blue

    Snap dazzling 35mm fisheye shots at the push of a button with this shimmery blue lightweight beauty.

  • I am a Mad Analogue Scientist: New Experiments with 35mm Films and Chemicals

    written by blackfairy on 2014-08-07 in #gear #tipster
    I am a Mad Analogue Scientist: New Experiments with 35mm Films and Chemicals

    Unfortunately, it happens sometimes that your resulting pictures are not what you expected - the image doesn't look that good, the colors are bland, and the subject is banal. Indeed, it couldn't be picture of the year! Herein I propose a second chance for your pictures by modifying your 35mm negatives. Just pick up some ideas from here, experiment, and scan your negatives with the Lomography Smartphone Scanner. Anything is possible: burning, scratching, putting on hydrochloric acid, balsamic vinegar, nail polish, bleach, or raspberry juice... use your imagination and write down your new film soup recipe! You can find a sample of the effects in this article.

    13
  • Uwe Mimoun: the Man Behind KONO! Reanimated Film

    written by bgaluppo on 2015-07-31 in #people #lifestyle
    Uwe Mimoun: the Man Behind KONO! Reanimated Film

    Branded as "The Reanimated Film," KONO! Film is hand-rolled and made of special materials which are rarely (or never) produced for "normal“ photography. Rather, the materials were intended for the motion picture industry and the results can vary depending on how the film is used. Learn more in this interview with the founder of KONO! Film, Uwe Mimoun.

    1
  • Rancliffhasenza is our LomoHome of the Day!

    written by Eunice Abique on 2015-07-31 in #world #news
    Rancliffhasenza is our LomoHome of the Day!

    From everyone here in Lomography, congratulations to rancliffhasenza for winning Home of the Day!

  • Shop News

    Diana Mini and Flash Petite Noire at 25% off

    Diana Mini and Flash Petite Noire at 25% off

    At 25% off you can take dreamy 35mm images with this little black beauty. Beam coloured light into your shots with its accompanying Diana Flash Back accessory and be the analogue king of the night.

  • Photo Stories: Street Photography in Riga by pogl

    written by Julien Matabuena on 2015-07-31 in #world #lifestyle
    Photo Stories: Street Photography in Riga by pogl

    On the streets you see all sorts of sights and people going about their respective businesses. It's exactly this reason why pogl has a particular fondness for street photography.

  • Lomography X Crispy Wallet Lightness Competition

    written by petit_loir on 2015-07-31 in #world #news #competitions
    Lomography X Crispy Wallet Lightness Competition

    Whether it embodies something that's light as a feather or dreaming on cloud nine, show us your best analog shots in relation to the theme "lightness" and be rewarded with great products from the creative start-up Crispy Wallet as well as prizes from Lomography.

  • Say Hello to the New Lomo'Instant Kyoto!

    written by Julien Matabuena on 2015-07-31 in #gear #news
    Say Hello to the New Lomo'Instant Kyoto!

    Lomography proudly introduces the latest member of the Lomo'Instant family, which evokes the feel of summertime in the scenic, beautiful city of Kyoto.