The Thing Goes Zombie

I generally try to avoid just posting a video, but this is awesome:

Amazing stuff. Has stop-motion animation always been this prevalent? From mainstream (Robot Chicken) to amateur (the vid above, and maybe the Marvel vs. DC stuff), it seems like I’m seing more and more stop-motion these days. [Thanks to Roy for posting the vid on 4k]

4 thoughts on “The Thing Goes Zombie”

  1. It’s hard to say how common this kind of thing has been. Digital cameras make it easier to do, I think.

    But what has definitely changed is the distribution system. How many movies like this got made in the 70s and 80s and we never heard about them? Nowadays the young Harryhausens can post to YouTube and get audiences that their predecessors in the 70’s could only dream of.

  2. I haven’t done any digital editing before, but it has to be about a thousand times easier than editing film (I’ve had some experience with film splicing, and it is incredibly tedious).

    I’d imagine the newfound ease of distribution also gives people more motivation to create something like this because they know they’ll get at least some strangers viewing it. It probably also gives motivation to polish what you have. But you’re right, it can’t be easy to measure this sort of thing.

  3. Someone did a stop-action remake of the Haruhi ED using posable Gundam figurines that I saw on youtube one time. I’m sure it was photographed using a USB webcam.

    I think there’s quite a lot of amateur animation going on these days, and not just stopfilm. Of course, as in almost everything else, Sturgeon’s Law applies — but that means there’s a fair amount of really good stuff out there.

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