Creating stop-motion animations requires a lot of patience, and of course – creativity and skill. We’ve featured quite a lot of them, in short films and music videos. And now, I’ve stumbled upon a great collection from Swedish artist Alexander Unger.
Alex is a sculptor, but he creates stop motion animations in his free time. He combines his sculpting skills with photography and creativity to create fun and really interesting short stop-motion films. Sometimes it takes him months to create one video – but it’s well worth the time and effort.
Alex uses clay to create different shapes, and he combines them with real-life objects in his stop-motion work. He takes hundreds or even thousands of individual photos, frame by frame, and assembles them together in a video editor. Sometimes, creating one short film can take as long as several months. He shoots with Canon EOS 600D, edits everything in Photoshop and Sony Vegas Pro uses Dragonframe to create animations. Take a look at some of Alex’s videos:
Alex also shares walkthrough videos on his YouTube channel, where you can see how the process looks like and learn more about it.
I like Alex’s work, it reminds me of my childhood when clay stop-motion cartoons were the thing (and I loved them). Only Alex’s work is more complex and more creative. If you’d like to see more of his work, make sure to visit his YouTube channel, and also follow him on his Facebook page Instagram.
[via Tech Insider UK]