Article By Noddegamra. Filed under: From Around the Web

Whilst not actually animating myself, I like to spend my time looking at stop-motion videos created by others. It helps inspire new ideas and styles for creating my own.

Whilst visiting a few blogs earlier this week I stumbled across this video named Balance. It is just over 7 minutes long, but is definitely worth your time. It features a concept which is brilliantly executed in quite a dark and surreal way. I love the fact that there is no dialogue and that each person displays a range of emotions and characteristics.

I really hope I can make something this good myself one day.

Let me know what you think :)

EDIT: The video keeps getting removed and re-uploaded due to copyright issues. You will now need to search for it yourself. Sorry for the inconvenience.


2 Responses to “Balance”

  1. Wow thats amazing.

    How long would it take to make something like that?

  2. As an individual effort I would estimate possibly over a year. It all depends on how much free time they have obviously, but there is a lot of time taken into making the set, the armatures and characters, and then moving everything a little bit at a time. The way the camera has to move as well to give the impression of the floor moving also takes effort as remembering which way to move and how much to move it must take a lot of concentration.
    I also love how it isn’t just about the animation. There is a purpose to it and a moral message, and it is all delivered in a surreal way. It’s simply brilliant :-)

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