Posts Tagged ‘Stop Motion’

Lego Matrix

Friday, November 27th, 2009


Celluloid Social Club

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009




A bunch of us went down to the Celluloid Social Club last night to watch some films. It was a packed house, and the evening went pretty late. Here’s a quick list of the films that were shown:

  • – Trailer for Nurse. Fighter. Boy
  • – Trailer for Talent Time
  • – Stationary Activity (stop motion film)
  • – Intervelometer (stop motion film)
  • – Gold! Gold! Gold! (12 min, drama)sarah
  • – The Airline Pilot (3 min, comedy)
  • – My Inventions
  • – Robogreed
  • – Promo clip for Rendez-vous de cinema quebecois et francophone
  • – Sarah In The Dark (10 min, dark comedy by Jennifer Halley from Battlestar Galactica)



The First Weekend Club is presenting an advanced screening of Nurse. Fighter. Boy next week which im contemplating attending.  Also those two stop motion films were created in a 48 hour stop motion film contest called Trick 17, which I’m extremely excited to enter this next fall!

What’s neat about going down to this venue is that after each film shown, there are usually directors, producers, actors, or whatever from the film that get up and answer a quick audience Q&A session.  I’ll be sure to try and come out again next month.

Happiness from Estonia

Monday, February 11th, 2008

I just received an email through my YouTube account from a kid from Tallinn, Estonia. I didn’t even know where the heck Estonia was until I Google Map’d it. His message goes as follows:

“OMG plz look my lego star wars stopmotion video on say how do you like it…Sorry if you think i copied but i just love your movie BTW MINE IS ABOUT X-WING FIGHTER :D”

He also attached the following video to his message:

It’s been almost a year since Greg and I crafted our stop motion, and I’ve seen dozens of creations now that have been directly inspired by our work. This one really struck me because of it’s direct copy including how they ran around with it at the end. I also have been in email contact over the past week with a guy who’s kids saw us at the Edmonton Science World back in November talking about stop motion – his kids were inspired by our talk and have created these two stop motions:

Aside from all the ones that I know about, I’m certain there are dozens and dozens more that I haven’t seen. I’m also not saying it’s directly related, but I’ve also noticed (both from myself and others) that there are a heck of a lot more stop motions out there over these past few months. For my work to have touched and inspired so many souls really is inspiring for me to keep doing what I do.

Seeing this video tonight from a guy who spent hours mimicking my work in a country I have never even heard of… that really made me happy, and I just wanted to share it.