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30 January 2012

Books in stop-motion

Are you one of the 2,550,967 people who have seen this video in the few weeks since it was uploaded?

Uploaded by  on Jan 9, 2012
After organizing our bookshelf almost a year ago (see the video below), my wife and I (Sean Ohlenkamp) decided to take it to the next level. We spent many sleepless nights moving, stacking, and animating books at Type bookstore in Toronto.

Sean Ohlenkamp, his wife and 27 volunteers spend many, many nights, rearranging the books on these shelves, and taking one photo at a time to create this stop-motion animation.  It all started with the video below.

Uploaded by  on Jul 12, 2011
This weekend we decided to organize the bookcase. It got a little out of hand.

I was interested to see what other work this team has created, and found the following:

Uploaded by  on Jul 20, 2011
New commercial I just finished for the Toronto Zoo's endangered African Penguins.  Also, be sure to check out http://www.SayItWithPenguins.com

Uploaded by  on Feb 26, 2011
One of 5 spots I created for the Polar Bears at the Toronto Zoo
So, how did they do that? Would you like to make your own stop-motion videos? It's not hard, but it's a very, very long process!

This is an older video, but the stop-motion process is very well explained.  Photojojo has a good page of instructions, too, using iMovie.


Uploaded by  on Jan 18, 2008
This is our new updated lego movie tutorial! We will take you through the basics of sets, filming, and editing stop motion movies. In this tutorial we use Windows Movie Maker to edit, but even if you have a different editing program there may still be some helpful tips.