Monday, April 22, 2013

S is for Stop-Motion Videos

Happy Monday! Can you believe we're already up to Day S in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge?

Today's inspiration comes from my fascination with stop-motion video, which Wikipedia defines as "an animation technique to make a physically manipulated object appear to move on its own. The object is moved in small increments between individually photographed frames, creating the illusion of movement when the series of frames is played as a continuous sequence."

I admire and respect everyone who works with this technique, but my absolute favorite stop-motion video features singer Oren Lavie's "Her Morning Elegance." It's a beautiful video comprised of an amazing 2,096 still frames. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.


Lyrics here.

My daily haiku is up at the Pulitzer Remix site. You can find it here. Thanks again (and again!) to all of you who have been reading and commenting. Your support means so much!


Wishing you all a lovely Monday. ☺

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  1. Happy Monday Dana!! A friend of mine educated me on stop-motion videos last summer and evger since then I've been blown away at the work that goes behind making them!

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      Have a great week!

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  2. So cool!!!
    --"Take your passion and make it happen!!" ;)

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  3. Good morning, Dana. I've seen this before, but it always intrigues me. Stop-Motion is a very exacting art. Thanks for sharing it.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!
    Bears Noting

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    1. I posted this video several months ago and had been looking for an excuse to post it again. I'm glad I found that excuse today. You're right: this video is very intriguing. I love it!

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  4. I've seen this one before too, but I didn't know it was called stop motion video. It was worth watching again.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Fascinating and Fun to watch. Amazing to see people in stop motion, but absolute Fantasy to see Socks, Shirts and Sheets (staying with 'S's here) in StopMotion Sequencing. Great video...thanks!

    My Letter 'S'...Our Middle Name Is Sue
    Sue CollectInTexasGal
    AtoZ LoneStar Quilting Bee

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    1. The perfect comment for "S"! Glad you liked it, Sue. :)

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  6. That's really cool!! I love that video.

    I just always thought that S was for Sharon :(

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    1. LOL My mom would have to agree with you. She's "Sharon," too!

      Glad you liked the video. ☺

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  7. oh yeah i've seen this before-- it's really cool- great one dana :)

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    1. I like it even more now than I did the first time I posted it—if that's even possible. :) Happy Monday, Lynn.

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  9. such an amazing video. Happy Monday!

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  10. "She fights for her life" from bed! I love it. I also like the fish socks. So cute and the leaves at the screen door.

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    1. Glad you liked the video. About the leaves: thanks!

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  11. Brilliant video well worth the three and half mins to watch. WOnder how long it took to make.

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  12. Hi, Dana! Stopping by for the A to Z Challenge. I've seen the video before. Have an awesome day!

    Susanne
    From the Market to the Plate
    Putting Words Down On Paper

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  13. How cool. You give the best daily dose, Dana! :-)

    A local restaurant chain had an ad for many years at Christmastime. They handed out a little book one year that matched the ad. It was the child's toy with each child's meal ordered. A flip book. As you flipped the pages, a Christmas tree seemed to bend down and pick up a star for its top branch.

    The idea of stop motion is so simple, yet so amazing once it's all compiled. :-)

    Have a great day, Dana!

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    1. Thanks, Teresa. :)

      I had flip books as a kid—loved them! I remember trying to make my own, too. Yes, so much work goes into something that seems so simple.

      I hope you had a great Monday.

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  14. Very cool video and nice lyrics!

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    1. I think so, too. Hope you had a good day!

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  15. never seen it before liked it you have a great blog

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  16. Whoa!!!!! That video is incredible. Love it when she starts walking on her bed.

    My son did some still photography with some Legos and my camera. I was impressed! It took him two days to film 5 seconds of action.

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    1. It's crazy how much time it takes! Just think how much work must have gone into this video. That makes it even more amazing to me.

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  17. I've seen this one before. Very cool. Happy Monday to you!

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    1. Maybe you saw it here. I couldn't resist posting it again. ;)

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  18. That is so incredibly cool! Love it. And the song is great too...so deep and sad. I have to remember not to come to your site until the end of the day because, once again, I'll be spending time on you tube watching all these amazing stop-motion videos and behind the scenes...:)

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    1. Haha! I know what you mean! YouTube can really suck me in, too. :)

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  19. Hope you had a good day as well...off to check out your pulitzer remix...

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    1. Thanks for checking it out. I appreciate it!

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  20. Happy A to Z!!! You certainly have good taste - this specific piece captured a lot of attention . . .
    Happy Day!
    -g-

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    1. Yes—even a Grammy nomination! Awesome!

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  21. Hi Dana, I couldn't get to the haiku, "safari can't find the server"

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    1. I wish I could help. I know nothing about that stuff. Thanks for trying!

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  22. Nice. Good story. I've seen stop motion happen a few times when I take series of photos and people move a bit. Would be interesting to do a longer, on purpose piece. Reminds me of flip books.

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    1. I used to love those flip books.

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  23. I've always wanted to make one of these. Maybe this summer...

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    1. I'd love to see it if you do. :)

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  24. Thinking I just may need to find a reason to show this to my students.

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    1. Oh, I hope you do. I've been showing it to everyone I can since I first discovered it. I posted it on my blog several months ago and couldn't wait to post it again for this challenge.

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  25. wow that stop-motion video is cool!!
    Your October sunset haiku was cool too!!
    And that bright sunny smile of yours on the profile pic is cool three!!

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    1. Aw, thanks so much. I appreciate that. ☺

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  26. Yes, this video is so cool! I am going to show my son.

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    1. Isn't it great? I hope he likes it. :)

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  27. There's always something amazing every time I visit your blog, Thanks for sharing, Dana:)

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    1. That's so nice of you to say, Melgie. Thanks!

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  28. This is a cool stuff. Never knew it was called a stop motion video.

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  29. That video was incredible, so moving.

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    1. It's one of my favorite videos of all time. :)

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  30. What an incredible video! Stop motion is so cool. You ever seen the Wallace and Gromit movies? It's stop motion AND claymation. It's pretty great :D

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  31. If somebody has the patience to do a stop-motion video, then I admire them for that. I don't think I could handle doing something like that but I love the finished products of those who can.

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    1. I'm sure I would have the patience, either.

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  32. I wonder how much time it takes to create a little video. Forever! probably.

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    1. Oh, I'm sure it does. I like to watch them, but I don't know if I'd ever have the patience to create one.

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