1. When you want to remember the personality of a city.
The lights of Times Square don’t have the same power when they aren’t flashing.
2. When you’re showing beverage action sequences.
This is perfect for capturing the excitement of coffee or juice-drinking contests.
3. When you’re documenting cooking… as in, the actual process of cooking.
A frying pan with eggs looks terrible as a still image.
4. When you’re trying to capture the personality of animals.
How much was the dog in the window, you may be asking? Well, unfortunately, this dog wasn’t for sale. He was waiting to be shampooed.
5. When you’re capturing the beauty of a sunset.
6. When you want to remember a simple, subtle moment.
The flicker of a flame or the slight movement of fabric can bring back important memories.
7. When you want to show people moving through a physical space.
For example, you can see people spiral up and down the walkway at the Guggenheim.
8. When you’re stuck in a monotonous commute and want to document it for posterity.
…especially when it feels like you’re commuting on an infinitely long train.
9. When you’d like to showcase your knickknacks in 360 degrees.
This comes in handy if you’re selling something online.
10. Or document the despicable things your toys are capable of.
…or the despicable things you have them do. The point is, you can do whatever you want with stop-motion animation.