Wednesday, December 5, 2012


We JUST released our latest stop motion zombie clip, called WINTER TIME ZOMBIE.

It serves as some good advice, if you are tempted to stick your tongue out during the holiday season.

Now, we're posting a "behind-the-scenes, time-lapse" clip. A few notes:

The toothpick is very important! It's used for animating eyes... and also gives the animator something to stick in his mouth when bored. Be sure to use the high quality, ROUND toothpicks, not the cheap FLAT ones.

The beautiful Bolex camera is being used to hold a set piece steady. It's not actually being used for animation.

Finally- these time-lapse, behind-the-scenes stop motion clips are a dime-a-dozen these days, you'll see them done for basically all stop motion features. And as you watch, you get the idea pretty quickly- take a frame, move the puppet... repeat.

SO- since at Mad Lab we are always trying to keep the audience engaged, we've added some EXCITEMENT at certain points.


  1. The Spitfire was cool, but I really need to see what's going to happen when that poor zombie sticks his tongue to the telephone pole.

  2. Here ya go larry!


  3. haha its great seeing the behind-the-scenes!

  4. And it's great seeing sharks, airplanes, and bull riding. I bet you didn't know that was a part of stop motion! :)

  5. Cool, what sort of camera did you use to take the time lapse?

  6. Hi Anthony- a free app for my iPhone- iMotion HD.