Stop-motion is my favorite genre of animation. Above all others, from conception to creation, it shows the humanity of the people making the movie. Even at it’s cleanest, most professional level, there is still a roughness to the characters and world that cannot be entirely emulated in CGI animation. Even with the assistance computers bring to the medium and the time saved with 3d printing, it’s the fact that the whole world still needs to be built and that the characters are still painstakingly animated frame-by-frame, that makes a Stop-motion picture unique.
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Well this video took over the rest of my night, and has now taken the post virginity of this website.
2 years old, and having just now been brought aware of its existence, it surprises me how this video has been so narrowly shared. Its simple yet reverberating delivery hones the common ideas and goals nations use to claim their right to that war torn spot of real estate on the Mediterranean coast.
Beautifully animated in a hieroglyphics style using Flash, Nina Paley’s work can be found on her website, http://blog.ninapaley.com/