Archived entries for stop motion

Animating Chanel

Stop motion continue to makes adepts, Peter Philips propose us his vision of Chanel make-up with a touch of Daft Punk inspiration.

The making of :

A jet-propelled robot, a beaming sun god and an impish spider are not the likeliest of characters to embody the ultra-luxurious world of Chanel, but Peter Philips, the innovative mind behind them, has made his name pursuing the unexpected. Chanel’s Global Creative Director of Makeup took a break from conceptualizing cosmetic gold to don the animator’s cap for today’s short, a work inspired by a series of headdresses he crafted from beauty product packaging for a Vogue Paris shoot. Built from a trove of compacts, glosses, brushes and more, Philips’s characters embark on a journey that begins with a lipstick-powered automaton blasting through the clouds and ends on more familiar ground, with a model whose chic ensemble channels Mme Chanel herself. Philips came to the task with the requisite technical skills, having studied graphic design before attending Antwerp’s Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts. But he did concede on one creative point—the music. “If it were up to me it would have been disco,” he confesses.

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Stop motion

Basically stop motion is an animation technique using still images to recreate the illusion of an animation. At first it was used a lot in movies for making special effects (see the “Automatic moving company” from Emile cohl), but there are different forms of it, such as cel animation / traditional animation, clay animation (Tim burton’s “Nightmare before Christmas”, Nick park’s “Wallace & gromit”), object animation. A concrete example that everyone should have already seen is Zoetrope :

Selection of recent project using stop motion :

+ Wiki definition
+ A selection by Smashing magazine
+ Vimeo “Stop motion” channel

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