Back in my TV Land days when animation and on-air graphics were very new to me, I discovered the work of stop animation artist PES. Using fun and unconventional materials to convey a message PES creates intricate and amazing worlds for short films, movies, and commercials. You might remember seeing his commercial for Coinstar where the coins come together to create valuable items encouraging viewers to save their change.
I'm a huge fan of stop-motion (definition here), I know it was all of those claymation shows like, Gumbi, and annual Christmas specials I watched as a little girl. They left me in awe because they looked so real when in fact they were imaginary worlds. As I prepare for the next stop-animation mini-webisode featuring another hairtsyle, I am admiring the masters like Lotte Reiniger and PES for their extreme patience and extraordinary imaginations. (Check out info on the stop-motion renegade Lotte Reiniger, she created a film called The Adventures of Prince Achemed, which took nearly three years to create because of the intricate details and length of the film).
Here's one of my favorite films from PES. BRILL!