Stop motion music video with pencil crayons

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12 Responses to “Stop motion music video with pencil crayons”

  1. Nick Cheatham says:

    Is there anything stop motion video capture can’t make look awesome?

  2. Cardinal Biggles says:

    I wonder if this was inspired by Melbourne (Australia) artist John Brack’s ‘pencils and pens’ series of paintings?

  3. zotlerg says:

    Perhaps the pencils in the graphic equaliser diplay have  actually been rendered on the computer, and created automatically. Easy enough to do. Shame to even suggest that of course.  : )

    • rrh says:

      What I would probably do is generate a video of the equalizer on computer just as a simple bar graphs, project that frame-by-frame on the working surface and move the pencils to line up with the projected image.

      To me, the more impressive bits, technically, would be the pyramid of pencils, (imagine having to carefully add those one at a time without breaking the pyramid) and changing the background before and after the “zipper” action.

  4. jambon says:

    Great clip but what’s a pencil crayon? Aren’t these just coloured pencils? Aren’t crayons something else?

  5. Spiros Aliprantis says:

    Very nice idea of the pencils! Really wonderful track too! :)

  6. johnnee says:

    Great idea and loved the spectrum analyser bit, but my favourite music video is the new Thomas Dolby one I saw on The BBc the other day: http://paul-d.tv/blog/2011/11/06/toadlickers-on-the-bbc/

  7. agstfl says:

    Stuff like the equalizer, indeed all of the animation, is fairly simple to time out and animate to using software like Dragon Stop Motion. You can onion skin a previs animation over the live feed from your camera to match motion.

    Not to say that it isn’t still technically and creatively impressive, having a guide and the ability to playback your progress on the fly and so forth makes things easier, but not easy.

  8. CountZero says:

    Lovely video, just made me smile. Track’s good, too.

  9. JPW says:

    The first six seconds of the track are the most redeeming ones. . . .

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