This how-to video uses the magic of stop motion to demonstrate a recipe and the techniques for making some good pancakes. The 5th of February is Pancake Day - make sure to celebrate it by cooking up a batch of pancakes, and trying some new toppings. Watch this video cooking tu ...more
Stop Motion Animation
Learn how to use 16" gage aluminum wire to make stop motion puppet armatures. It is very easy to do, and wire works great for anyone just starting out. You can also see how to make basic wood feet using tie downs.
In this tutorial, from Zappos, learn how to make a simple stop motion video. This process is a lot easier than you would expect and this video is here to give you a step by step. You Will Need: *a constant light source that won't change *a remote trigger for your camera so you ...more
Don't have any friends to act in your movies? No problem! This week on BFX, we'll show you how to build a miniature puppet to star in your next project. Don't have any friends? We can't help you there.
This is a sequence of videos which will provide a stop motion tutorial. It's an amateur one and not expected to be a definitive one. I do encourage others who make stop motion films to also make a few for aspiring film makers and those with some experience such as myself. Part ...more
Adam shows you how to make a stop motion person for stop motion filmmakers on a low budget. You'll need small shoes, duct tape *(who would have guessed), white tack, metal wire, cardboard, and a little bit of clothes.
Without teeny little clay sculptures, you'd have no stop motion movies. While you can purchase a plethora of premade monsters to star in what you believe is the next "Godzilla," you can save some hard-earned money by making these monsters yourself. This video shows you how to ...more
What happens when you combine Super Mario Land with Minecraft? Maybe some awesome pixel art, but how about if you go a step further? What if you add the computer game within a computer game idea and throw in a little stop motion? You get one hell of an impressive spectacle—yo ...more
Learn how to make a stop motion armature with end nuts and 20 gauge wire.
Are you a fan of those old-school animated stop-motion movies? You can make your own easily, and the best way to get started is to make some durable, bendable puppets. Check out this video to learn how to add skin to puppets and paint them.
You don't need a rotoscope or special lip syncing equipment - you can create the stop motion effect with any digital SLR - even a webcam! All you need to do is add an adapter, as shown in this tutorial.
This tutorial shows you how to create your own monster, from start to finish, out of foam latex. You can use this as a prop in your movie by using stop motion techniques. Get your inspiration for the monster from anywhere!
In this video, we learn how to make a stop motion video with your American Girl Dolls. First, you will need to get a tripod to place your camera on and move it around. After this, put your doll out and then take a quick picture. Then, move her arm a little bit taking pictures ...more
How do you show that you love your job? You get "sleeved", like photographer Dabe Alan who has lined his arms with tattoos of all his favorite things in life, with the help of Toledo-based tattoo artist Tony Touch. Every time Dabe visits Toledo, he gets another photography-rel ...more
Remember how when you were a kid you used to make bedsheet tents and act out Godzilla scenes with your toys, pretending to put on a movie? You can totally do that for a living - though, admittedly, you're going to have to step up your puppets a notch. Check out this video to ...more
Remember how when you were a kid you used to make bedsheet tents and act out Godzilla scenes with your toys, pretending to put on a movie? You can totally do that for a living - though, admittedly, you're going to have to step up your puppets a notch. Check out this tutorial ...more
This is a tutorial on how to remove rigging with MS paint (also known as rotoscoping). Turn your speakers up, as the audio is very quiet.
This guy from the east coast of Scotland has successfully mated the classic procedural tutorial with stop motion film making. 25 years old. Composed the music to boot. None of the visual techniques are new. But that does not make the video any less satisfying. Yet another wor ...more
It's a tight race! Every vote counts. Community members, your vote counts twice! Decide now, what is more WONDERFUL Pancakes or Sleevefaces!?! Sleevefacing? Ahh this fantastic video is a find of WonderHowTo intern Jonah. To sleeveface is to take pictures matching the pose on ...more
This is not a how-to on making a bánh mi, but I hope it will get you interested in trying out the sandwich. It's delicious. Video: .
Many people deal with motion sickness on a daily basis, and if you're reading this, chances are you're one of them. Kinetosis can make your stomach roll, your entire body sweat, and make you feel fatigued and dizzy at even the slightest movement, whether it's related to carsic ...more
Add shape to your animation using a motion tween along a path. Learn tips for using motion guides, snapping to motion paths, and finishing up with alpha fades. Add shape to your animation with motion tween in Flash. Click through to watch this video on sessions.edu
After Effects is a powerful software program that will let the user create animations, as well as providing motion tracking and other movement-based graphics. If you've just installed After Effects on your computer, this tutorial gives you a good introduction and shows you aro ...more
Have Motion 4, a little bit of spare time and a sense of humor? This clip demonstrates how to generate a simple talking animated smiley face. Whether you're new to the Apple's popular motion graphics editor/compositing application or are a seasoned digital video professional s ...more
Learn how to make a rippling flag animation in Apple Motion 4. Whether you're new to the Apple's popular motion graphics editor/compositing application or simply wish to get a little bit better acquainted with Motion 4, you're sure to find value in this tutorial. For more info ...more
Looking to achieve an icy text animation within Apple Motion 4? This clip will show you how it's done. Whether you're new to the Apple's popular motion graphics editor/compositing application or are a seasoned digital video professional simply wishing to get better acquainted ...more
This tutorial video, from tasktutorial demonstrates how to create animation using the motion guide function in Flash. You will learn how to create an object, in this case, a ball, and create an animation that makes it appear to bounce. The guide shows you, how to add a motion ...more
This pool shooting tutorial demonstrates how to control the cue ball using reverse English, opposite to the one that seems obvious. This will help line the ball up where you want it, preventing it from going too far down the table and allowing you to win the match.
SWF files loop by default if the length of the timeline exceeds one frame. With simple ActionScript, you can control and navigate a frame-by-frame animated sequence.
Whenever I listen to music on my iPhone while walking, the song skips to the next track from the movement. Little did I know, there's a quick fix in settings. Check it out.
Here ya go, a collection of the web's nerdiest Mario-mania. C'mon, who doesn't love Mario? Check it out. Everything from tattoos to cake decorating to knitting to bento to stop-motion animation. The Happy Seamstress lovingly knit her husband a Mario sweater vest: Boston Coll ...more
This video demonstration series shows the process of creating an armature for stop motion animation, claymation specifically, out of aluminum foil and polymer clay. Armatures need to be flexible to withstand the positioning and repositioning required to make stop motion animat ...more
As a kid I fell in love with stop-motion animation while watching the superb mastery of Ray Harryhausen (who didn’t? I mean, skeletons! Fighting!). I’ve always wanted to make an animated film and I just might do that now that Boinx Software has released iStopMotion for the iP ...more
Armatures basically stand up on their own, but while animating, the balance might become uneven and precarious. An easy way to keep the puppet standing is to give the armature large feet. Watch this video animation tutorial and learn how to build an armature puppet that will s ...more
Check out this instructional stop motion animation video that illustrates the six animation principles: 1. Anticipation 2. Squash & Stretch 3. Follow-Through 4. Ease in and Ease out 5. Arcs 6. Staging Watch this short demonstrational video and learn the basic principles of ani ...more
There's something magical about stop-motion animation made with clay, it's an ideal medium for depicting strange transformations. In this short tutorial you'll learn how to make a simple claymation movie of your own. The video introduces you to some of the materials you'll nee ...more
Nowhere Near Here, by Pahnl, is made with the graffiti light writing technique (stop motion animation that uses a combination of light with stencils and long exposure photography). Over 300 hours in the making and more than 200 stencils later, the tale of a "dog running around ...more
Dentsu London collaborates with BERG to create this futuristic stop motion animation. Made with light drawings on the iPad, the result is beautiful. The first 1:40 of the video describes the creative process. Enjoy: “Making Future Magic”.
As many of you stop-motion animation practitioners out there have probably realized, Legos are a great material for that medium, allowing for great diversity while being relatively easy to work with. Can they fly though? This video features a British boy explaining how to use ...more
If you've played with Legos for long enough, you know that there are few things in this world that cannot be replicated in the medium. This video is a demonstration of how to build a working replica soda machine out of Lego blocks. While you may not be able to serve guest in y ...more
French artist Alexandre Dubosc celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Annecy International Animated Film Festival with this stop motion animation of baking a cake in a laboratory-like kitchen.
King Kahuka was a popular character in the 1999 game "Lego Racers", and he has appeared in several games since then. With his strange mask and fast moves on the track, the chief of Kahuka island is hard to forget. This short video uses stop-motion animation to show you how you ...more
"Lego Racers" was a 1999 video game where players could assemble their own go-karts using virtual Lego pieces and then race them. This short video employs stop-motion animation to show you how you can use Legos to make a toy go-kart for Johnny Thunder, one of the game's charac ...more
If you grew up playing the video game "Lego Racers" you probably wished you had some of those Lego go-karts for real. This short video uses stop-motion animation to show you how you can use some of those old Lego pieces under your bed to make a toy go-kart for Gypsy Moth, one ...more
In this extreme origami video tutorial, brought to you by New Theatron, you'll see how you can create an extreme origami 3D human head sculpture. You'll see exactly how to sculpt an awesome, one-of-a-kind, extreme origami 3-D human or humanoid head for a stop motion, animation ...more
Check out this easy way to make a nice paper rabbit. The end of video shows a stop motion animation of the rabbit folding itself.
This quick instructional claymation video reveals how to make a Mamshmam claymation clay person for a stop motion animation video. Follow these simple steps to create a Mamshmam claymation character: roll into a ball, pinch the top to create the head, push the middle to make t ...more
Domo Kun, also affectionately and poignantly known as Domo, is one well off Japanese cartoon character. While he's actually nothing more than Japanese TV show NHK's mascot, this rectangular shaped monster with a need for gobbling up yummy food has his own line of fan merchandi ...more
If you have yet to see the work of famed graffiti artist/filmmaker Blu, you're in for a real treat. Blu creates films with painted still images (graffiti style), installed in various public spaces. He photographs the paintings, and then assembles them into a stop motion animat ...more
Well, you might need to take a few lessons in animation first. Another cool 8-Bit animation (previously, Evil Pixels Demolish New York City). This one is short and sweet. And especially beautiful. "I recently found myself wondering what a video game might look like in the fo ...more
This three part instructional sculpture video demonstrates how to make a two part plaster mold. Make a plaster mold to make stop-motion animation puppets from clay models. A plaster mold can make casts out of almost any material. This model will be cast out of foam rubber with ...more
How many trips up and down the stairs do you think it took artist Janne Parviainen to create this incredible topographical light painting? Apparently, quite a few. Using only one LED, he moves around his house, tracing all of the surfaces. Sometimes the exposure times are up t ...more
VIDEOGIOCO, an insane animation by Donato Sanson and Enrico Ascoli. Careful. Definitely NSFW, particularly in the 0:30 range. What the.....? Can't quite figure out how this was made. Not traditional animation, not stop motion. Regardless, this animation is truly sick (meaning ...more
You may be familiar with the graffiti art practice of light painting, or light writing (1, 2, 3, 4). Essentially, it is a practice that employs the manipulation of light, photography and stop motion animation. WonderHowTo's latest favorite light painting guru, freddiew, breat ...more
LIGHTFAKTOR is a Cologne artists collective experimenting with the "possibilities yielded by bulb (long-term) exposure and painting." The technique employed has been coined "light writing" - Wikipedia's definition: "Light writing is an emerging form of stop motion animation ...more
Have You Seen This? : This Battle Royale Is the Best Tech Demo for the HoloLens Yet, but Should Be More
On May 25th, 1977 a small movie with a $13,000,000 budget came out. At the time, the executives involved had no faith that this film would make any money. To the surprise of many in the industry, not only did that film set records, it led to a number of other movies, video gam ...more
Parkour + Papercraft + Animation... what could be better? Truly original piece of work entitled "Parkour Motion Reel" by Serene Teh and Noel Lee. Previously, Sick. Decapitating-Head-Exploding Paper Animation (NSFW!) Trip Out On This (Perhaps NSFW). Evil Pixels Demolish New Yor ...more