1. Isn't wonderful how a little box can tell a complex story?

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  2. DIRECTOR Rob Shaw
    ANIMATION STUDIO Bent Image Lab bentimagelab.com
    MUSIC BY They Might Be Giants

    For this music video, Rob Shaw took his robot minions quite seriously. In an early section of the video you'll notice soldier robots popping out of paper sheets and folding themselves into three dimensional shapes. This was actually how each robot was made. Rob Shaw created a design with which he could print out paper cut outs of each robot, which would then be folded into the characters.

    Known for his character animation, Shaw used an all paper set and cast of characters in a combination of techniques to create this robot-ruled Rome. You'll notice that many shots were created using 2D techniques, while others utilized 3D paper puppets.

    Rob Shaw's music video for the They Might Be Giants song, "I'm Impressed" won a gold plaque at the Chicago International Film Festival.

    # vimeo.com/6505105 Uploaded 43K Plays 21 Comments
  3. Naive clown with a fabulous act and a heart of gold wants to join the circus. But this is no ordinary circus.

    Stop-motion puppet film from 2004
    In danish! (but with english subtitles)

    Director: Thomas Pors
    Sound Design: Nicolai Linck
    Producer: Anna-Maria Kantarius
    Production: The National Filmschool of Denmark

    # vimeo.com/20966831 Uploaded 44.4K Plays 45 Comments
  4. Meet Tipsy, a puppeteered wine bottle character enhanced with photo real animation that sings about the film festival in Sonoma. He loves film. He loves good food. And he loves to drink – a little too much.

    "Tipsy" is also the trailer we created for the 2011 Sonoma International Film Festival. We are also a major sponsor.

    Spot: "Tipsy"

    Agency: ICA
    Executive Creative Director: Michael Wilde
    Executive Creative Director: Jack Fund

    Production Company: Psyop
    Director: Psyop
    Psyop Creative Directors: Todd Mueller, Kylie Matulick
    Executive Producer: Kim Wildenburg
    Executive Producer: Michael Schlenker
    Producers: Cally Morton, Amanda Miller
    Assistant Producer: Minh Ly
    Live Action Producer: Michael Angelos
    Director of Photography: Christopher Gallo
    VFX Supervisor: Lane Jolly
    Designers: Kenesha Sneed, Jordan Metcalf
    Storyboard Artist: Vinny Delay
    Lead Technical Director: David Chontos
    Lead Compositors: Lane Jolly, Ryan Raith
    Modeling: Matt Berenty, Aaron Vest
    Rigging: Sean Kealey
    Animation: Dan Vislocky, Ryan Moran, David Han, Sean Kealey
    Texture: Matt Berenty
    Lighting: Matt Berenty
    Lead Tracking: Mark Lipsmeyer
    Compositer: Stephen Holbrook
    Lead Roto: Stephen Holbrook

    Editorial: Smile Edit
    Editor: Brett Nicoletti

    Music Company: Changeling Music
    Composer: Jamie Saxe
    Lyrics by Jennie Chamberlain & Gabriel Lichstein

    Sound Mix Company: Lime Studios
    Mixers: Lindsey Alvarez, Francine Boucher
    Executive Producer: Bruce Horwitz

    # vimeo.com/22136392 Uploaded 48.6K Plays 35 Comments
  5. Director: Lizzie Oxby
    Production company: Finetake - Commission: Channel 4 Television
    lizzieoxby.com

    EXTN.21 is a short film about one man’s desire to be heard. The film uses an innovative blend of atmospheric stop-frame animation, live action performance and digital effects to create a dark world of uncertain reality. EXTN.21 was selected for Short of the Week in 2018 and was one of eight shorts invited to play at the major 2017 thriller season last year at London's BFI Southbank, 'Who can you Trust?'.

    The film’s played at over 200 film festivals and won numerous awards, including a British Animation Award and a nomination for a BIFA: British Independent Film Award. Broadcasts include: Channel 4 Television, Arte France/Germany, CBC Canada, Canal+ Poland and Universal Italy. With nice write ups on Cartoon Brew, Televisual, IndieWire, Reperages and Creative Review.

    ‘a fresh, smart short film of the highest calibre’, Indiewire
    ‘a masterpiece of design and execution’, Short of the Week

    If you would like to see a 3-minute making of the film, it can be seen here: vimeo.com/lizzieoxby/extn21-the-making-of

    # vimeo.com/7624597 Uploaded 129K Plays 86 Comments

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