The Planets

Plasticine Rhythm

Selfie

"I am a..."

Dry Fish

Good Morning

Handymartian

Little Old Men

Insanaramia

The "Plasticine Rhythm" Project

Plasticine Rhythm

Music by Handymartian

Using the iPhone app Vine I created a series of stop motion loops over a period of about 6 months. It was a good way to experiment quickly with plasticine in motion (a compilation of these Vines can be seen at vimeo.com/94679344). As this series of animations developed they became more focused on animations that produce sounds, this gave me a bigger idea…

I have always been interested in the way visuals can effect sound and how visual loops can be brought together to create a symphony of music. This is how I created Plasticine Rhythm; allowing the stop motion loops made using Vine to dictate a sound and putting these sound loops together on screen to produce a compatible interplay of rhythm and melody. Once this was established I then played with all the elements (including the background and the mini TVs holding the action) as the piece went along.

For the best stereo effect I recommend wearing headphones to watch it.

Listen to and download 'The Plasticine Rhythm EP' featuring all the songs associated with this project for free here.

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Behind The Plasticine Rhythm

Music by Handymartian

In this video we go behind the process of making the animated short 'Plasticine Rhythm'. As well as an overview of how the short was put together, it also includes instructions on how to make animated loops yourself using replacement stop motion.

There are three examples in the video; a fish, a squid and a character's head. Please feel free to these as a loose guide. Once you have grasped the idea of how to do it, customise your models, make them unique or even attempt something completely different.

Give it a go, you could be the next stop motion animation genius. But most importantly, have fun!

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Pick Up The Rhythm

Music by Handymartian

On 28th April 2014 I put on a 'Plasticine Rhythm' workshop at 'Pick Me Up' in Somerset House, London. At it attendees learned the principles of replacement stop motion and made a companion piece to my animated short Plasticine Rhythm. This is the result.

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The Plasticine Rhythm Workshop

Music by Handymartian

Here is what happened during the Plasticine Rhythm workshop in Somerset House as part of 'Pick Me Up' 2014.

Thanks to Pick Me Up, Somerset House and Strange Beast for helping put on the workshop.