See all the videos associated with this project at vimeo.com/channels/plasticinerhythm

More at andymartin.info & twitter.com/handymartian

Using the iPhone app 'Vine', I created a series of stop motion loops over a period of about 6 months. It was a good way to experiment quickly with plasticine in motion and they were fun to make (a compilation of these Vines can be seen at vimeo.com/94679344). As this series of animations developed they became more focused on animations that produce sounds, this gave me a bigger idea…

I have always been interested in the way visuals can effect sound and how visual loops can be brought together to create a piece of music. This is how I produced Plasticine Rhythm; allowing each stop motion loop, made using Vine, to dictate a sound and combining these sound loops on screen to build a compatible interplay of rhythm and melody. Once this was established I then played with all the elements, including the background colour and the mini TVs containing the loops, so every element was intrinsically linked with the music.

For the best stereo effect I recommend wearing headphones to watch it.

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You can see 'Behind the Plasticine Rhythm' at vimeo.com/94688752 where I go through how to make your own animated stop motion loop.

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I put on a Plasticine Rhythm Workshop at 'Pick Me Up' in Somerset House, London (pickmeuplondon.com). At it attendees learned the principles of replacement stop motion and made a companion piece to Plasticine Rhythm. That animation can be seen at vimeo.com/andymartin/pickuptherhythm and behind the scenes footage from the day can be seen at vimeo.com/94840111

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Listen to and download 'The Plasticine Rhythm EP' featuring all the songs associated with this project for free at soundcloud.com/handymartian/sets/theplasticinerhythmep

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