Because it’s Friday: “WoodSwimmer” by Brett Foxwell

Stop motion appears quite often on a Friday, that’s partly because I like it, but also because I’m fascinated by the amount of time people will spend creating a piece.

Today’s stop motion must have taken an extraordinary amount of effort and patience with each frame being built by shaving off another layer of wood.

Brett Foxwell who created it describes it like this:

It was a challenging technique to perfect, but once I did, I was able to shoot short sequences that move the camera through samples of hardwood, burls and branches. The result is beautiful imagery both abstract and very real. In the twisting growth rings and the swirling rays, a new universe is revealed.

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Because it’s Friday: Fabulous Stop Motion

I am repeatedly amazed by the time and energy that people will put into the production of stop-motion video. The following are two of my recent favourites:

Every child imagines what inanimate objects do when they are not being watched – The Joy of Books is a wonderful representation of that imagination.

The Joy of Books

It takes real effort and lots of time to get light drawing pictures right, so to make a stop motion movie with light drawing pictures is simply amazing, but that’s what the team at Oh Yeah Wow have done with Rippled:

Rippled from Oh Yeah Wow on Vimeo.