For the opening titles of Typophile Film Festival 5, BYU design students and faculty used carb-tastic goodness (as well as ham, jell-o and and squash) to convey a dedication to design.
2. Human hair:
For the human characters in The Fantastic Mr. Fox, the animators used hair collected from employees around the studio.
To make this delightfully creepy stop motion short, Auke de Vries carved out dozens and dozens of pumpkins.
For the short “A Boy And His Atom”, IBM placed atoms with a scanning tunneling microscope to make its actors, props, and scenes. The lead character is a single nanometer in size (one 25 millionth the size of an inch), and Guinness World Records has certified it as the world’s smallest stop-motion film.
Mary and Max, which premiered on opening night at Sundance in 2009 but never have a theatrical release in the US, used lubricant for all of its water scenes.
For anything imaginary, Science of Sleep never really relied on traditional materials, further proving that what’s in our heads will always be cooler than reality.
The stop motion music video “Against The Grain” for Hudson was brought to life with nearly 1,000 pencils and 5125 images
8. Sound and vegetables:
The opening title for The Kitchen Musical (a Singaporean musical drama TV series) set various foods on speakers so they could vibrate.
9. Handcrafted figurines:
This stop motion short tells the serious “Story of Sushi” with art direction reminiscent of your childhood.
10. Post It notes:
A student’s video project titled “Deadline” made procrastination playful with plenty of colorful sticky notes.
11. Infrared dots:
In the documentary “Clouds,” Kinect technology brings to life interviews of media artists and hackers who are talking about code.
12. Anything but food:
In the Oscar-nominated short “Fresh Guacamole” by PES, a bowl of guacamole dip comes to life using playdough, dice, and sequins.