23.11.08

London in Stop Motion

Moving images like no others.

Stop Motion is an animation technique which consists in collating still images to recreate a movement, frame by frame, until you achieve 24 or so images per second. Unlike video which captures an actual movement, stop motion fakes it. This technique used in animation-like films like Wallace & Gromit has become more and more appealing in the recent years, exploring new territory of expression like advertising (read here for the Sony Bravia ad "Bunny" shot in stop motion in NY streets) or music clips.

Framing London.

I recently came across the video below... A night portrait of London by multi-talented Canadian David Hubert whose background is a mix of graphic design, photography, video editing, music and animation. Working in Dreamworks Animation as a 3D animator during the day, he "explores the open space of artistic possibilities at night". I really enjoyed his recent exhilirating clip which strolls the London streets on a soundtrack by French electro-stars Daft Punk. Enjoy.


London (harder, better, faster, stronger) from David Hubert on Vimeo.

3 comments:

  1. Excellent! on se rend bien compte a quelle point London est une ville busy avec toute cette foule, que ce soit dans les transports en commun, les pubs ou la rue!

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  2. C'est tellement là où je traine.!! brillant et technique époustouflant!

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  3. Very good. Some of my favourite ads are stop motion: Creative Comforts, Smash Martians, and the classic Lego one from the 70s': http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=V2nL5sSSvd0

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