Friday, July 17, 2009

Photo Stop Motion Video: I'm rooting for the wolf!

I love stop animation videos. If you haven't ever seen a stop animation video before, there are plenty of great examples on YouTube. Stop motion has been around for a while, and it is basically a digital version of the flip books that we use to make as kids. A new variant is the photo stop motion video, which uses 3x5 prints laid out in an expansive workspace to give a timeline of the story. I first saw this technique in a great video by Takeuchi Taijin posted on a friend's shared feed in Google Reader. The video is called "A Wolf Loves Pork", Check it out:

This is a cool new twist to stop motion videos, and one that the Olympus camera maker thought would make a great marketing video. Both are good videos, but I still like the wolf story better.


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