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  1. Tech

    We Could Watch This 3D Printed Stop Motion Bear All Day And We Will

    A lot of people are worried that CGI will replace stop motion animation because it's less time-consuming and ultimately less expensive. If this little guy is any indication, however, then stop motion will never go away, because there will always be someone willing to put in a ridiculous amount of effort to make it happen.

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  2. Entertainment

    This Video Reminds Us All That Ewoks Are Actually Vicious Killers, Adorable Vicious Killers

    Ewoks are adorable, and they helped the rebels defeat the Empire at the battle of Endor. That makes it pretty easy to forget that they were totally planning to kill and eat Han, Luke, and Chewbacca before they thought C3PO was their god. At least that's the thesis of the latest LEGO stop-motion video by the Brotherhood Workshop.

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  3. Gaming

    Vsauce and a Stop Motion Animated PlayStation Bring You Six Awesome PlayStation Facts [Video]

    Vsauce is back with another stop motion video with all of the facts about video game consoles you never knew you needed to know. This time, an original PlayStation is bursting at the seams to show you just how much power it was packing and what you could've done with all the money it cost.

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  4. Gaming

    Vsauce Is Here to Meet Your NES Trivia Needs with This NES Stop Motion [Video]

    What is the cumulative weight of all NES consoles ever sold? How much total RAM did they contain? What is their correlation to the speed of Domino's Pizza sales? Yup, that's something you'll know after watching this video. You're welcome. All of your burning questions are answered here by a stop motion NES console and Vsauce.

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  5. Science

    Here’s a Stop-Motion Film Made Entirely From Shifting Atoms Around

    Here's a fun fact about IBM's research on storing data atom by atom -- sometimes, it gets really boring. Our latest evidence for this phenomenon is that the folks working on the project feel like making the world's tiniest stop-motion film is a better use of their time, and I'm not going to say that they're wrong. The result of their efforts at atomic animation is this short, A Boy and His Atom.

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  6. Entertainment

    Stop-Motion LEGOs Make Installing Solar Panels Interesting [Video]

    Created by The Eco Experts in an attempt to show how easy it is to install solar panels, this stop-motion LEGO video does just that, and warms our cold, jaded hearts in the process. Look at how adorable solar panels are, guys! It's like having a puppy nailed to your roof and powers your household.

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  7. Entertainment

    Stop-Motion Animation for Delta Heavy Dubstep Video is Quite Pretty [Video]

    Whether or not you love or hate dubstep, or any form of abrasive electronic music, you can't help but love some of the neat videos that come along with it. Take this video by Delta Heavy, for instance; if you hate the music, it still provides some really awesome visuals. Especially when drops become filthy sick and all the childhood games you played end up getting murdered.

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  8. Entertainment

    LEGO Captain America Fan Film Has a Lot of Nazi Evisceration [Video]

    And let's be honest: That makes it awesome. What's amazing to me is not only how many custom weapons are used, or how many custom minifigs are completely destroyed in showers of Play-Doh blood, but how fluidly the characters move. LEGO stop motion animation sure has come a long way.

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  9. Entertainment

    OK Go Explains Primary Colors on Sesame Street in Glorious Stop Motion

    Even if you don't care for the musical stylings of Ok Go (and if you don't, I suspect you're not even human), you have to admire their sheer earnestness and their interest in attaching themselves to cool projects. The group recently appeared on Sesame Street, explaining the finer points of color theory -- namely, how primary colors -- work with some great stop motion animation and a catchy pop number to boot. I'll be humming about how you can make orange from red and yellow for the rest of the day. See the video, after the break.

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  10. Weird

    Amazing Stop Motion Video Made With 288,000 Jelly Beans

    Every work of art seeks distinction, but few do so by using 288,000 jelly beans to create a stop motion animated music video. Directed by Greg Jardin and using the body and music of Kina Grannis, this incredible video took 1,357 hours over nearly two years to make. In that time, the production team shot 2,4360 still frames featuring Grannis and thousands of jelly beans. Amazingly, the whole thing was done without any CGI wizardry or greenscreening. Not only is it a visual marvel, but it's a catchy tune and utterly charming. Watch it after the break and be sure to take a minute to see the making-of video, that gives us a peek at how something like this gets made.

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  11. Science

    Edible Zoetropes [Video]

    French photographer Alexandre Dubosc created this delicious-looking stop-motion animation for the 2011 Annecy International Animated Film Festival. Making-of photos here. (via Neatorama | Artist's page)

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  12. Gaming

    Classic Video Games Conjured Using Stop-Motion Gummi Bears [Video]

    Sam Q. Kim used roughly ten pounds of gummi bears and a whole lot of patience to create this stop-motion video, which is loosely inspired by classic video games including Tetris, Breakout, and Pac-Man. This isn't a slavish pixel-by-pixel homage -- which will no doubt cause some Tetris players who see blocks falling upwards to sweat profusely and become deeply uncomfortable -- but it looks like it was fun to make. (h/t CBS)

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  13. Science

    L.A. to Paris in Two Minutes [Video]

    Nate Bolt had some very patient neighbors on his flight from Los Angeles to Paris, who didn't mind his camera clicking every few seconds as he documented the trip for this stunning stop-motion video. Compressing 11 hours into two minutes, this video has beautiful mountains, stars wheeling overhead, and even an appearance by the Aurora Borealis. The view almost makes up for the lack of peanuts. (via Laughing Squid)

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  14. Entertainment

    Paper Cut-Out Inception In 60 Seconds [Video]

    Using paper cut outs and a standard digital camera, Wolfgang Matzl creates this highly truncated version of Inception. Despite the limited time and production, the cartoon still has some of the visual tricks of the source material. The opening, showing an unfolding building, is particularly clever. But my favorite part has to be the deadpan dialogue. "Oh, wait a minute. I still have to finish this job. In my dream." (via Cartoon Brew)

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  15. Science

    Shave a Beard With Your Fingers, Save the Environment [Video]

    Animator Adam Fisher made this stop motion video, entitled "Timber," wherein he shaves his human mane (and probably loses all of his superpowers) with his fingers in order to teach us all about conservation, and left us with this message: "I used MY natural resource to make a film about OUR natural resources." If you aren't one to be freaked out by stop motion animation or grossed out by humongous hairy face decorations, then the video is actually pretty neat.

    (Cartoon Brew via Laughing Squid)

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