In this workshop we create an animation from a strange angle: the ceiling. The participants are lying on the floor, playing their own characters in the animation! We begin by thinking up a little story and doing a small animation test. Then we make large flat cardboard props. Start recording! Frame by frame we move props and characters on the floor. When finished we check the animation immediately. We add some sound on the spot, and finalize the movie with … Continue reading
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Another workshop at the museumN8 in the Joods Historical Quarter in Amsterdam. During the party, the visitors of the Museumnight helped us in making some paper puppet animations, which we’re recorded directly and shown as visuals behind the DJ. We created some scenes in which people brought there characters to live! We used the same setup on different festivals / parties lately and we love it 🙂
To produce a video on a budget, production designers turn to making inexpensive props from cardboard. They are only used one time so why make them durable? Many designers fall in love with the material and sometimes decide to use it’s properties instead of hiding them. First movie is by RYAN PATRICK: a very nice clip for CUT COPY. Second one is directed by Sean Wainsteim for the band Walk of the Earth
Sometimes I wish for a slowmotion button in Youtube and Vimeo… Some animation are worth looking at frame by frame. Psyop is one of the big names in animation. They are well known for big commercial projects that bring back the Awwww in awesome. They make computer generated animations without the “cgi-feel”. This is about the series of animations they made for UPS using cardboard as the main material. To give it the real cardboard look and feel they needed … Continue reading
Cardboard animations by Sjors Vervoort. So everybody has probably seen these blu street art animations and thought: ” I really need to make something like that because it’s just so epic. These moments end (in my case at least) mostly with sitting down and thinking: “It will never be that cool…” Sjors Vervoort’s cardboard animation reminds me of BLU and it also makes me think: “Whatever I’ll make will never be that cool…”And he’s dutch!