The Good, the Stop and the Motion
July 10, 2008 2:30 AM   Subscribe

The animator Pes has just released a new stop-motion short: Western Spaghetti.

Since last being mentioned on MeFi, he's made a number of stop motion shorts, including the Human Skateboard which did the rounds a while back [on MeFi] and Game Over. For those interested in a bit of background there is an interview with him about Game Over and two making of movies, one about Roof Sex and one about Kaboom.
posted by bjrn (25 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
Thanks. That's absolutely wonderful.
posted by le morte de bea arthur at 3:51 AM on July 10, 2008


Nice recipe
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 4:00 AM on July 10, 2008


That was delightful.
posted by OmieWise at 4:18 AM on July 10, 2008


Wow, that was really awesome and creative. How did he do the water effect?
posted by DU at 4:18 AM on July 10, 2008


How did he do the water effect?

Bubblewrap
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 4:33 AM on July 10, 2008


OK, I can see that for the boiling water. What about the cool water?
posted by DU at 4:36 AM on July 10, 2008


That's pretty swell.
posted by cashman at 5:16 AM on July 10, 2008


we just had a teletubbie moment here with my kids squealing, "Again, again!"
thanks :)
posted by liza at 5:44 AM on July 10, 2008


And it doesn't have any calories!
posted by Dizzy at 5:52 AM on July 10, 2008


I was wondering about the cool water as well. I think it's sheets of some semi-flexible plastic, perhaps the kind you get for overhead projectors. That's just a guess though.
posted by bjrn at 5:54 AM on July 10, 2008


I was just about to post this. Nice work, old bean!
posted by aftermarketradio at 6:19 AM on July 10, 2008


That made me hungry.
posted by StickyCarpet at 6:26 AM on July 10, 2008


NICE
posted by krilli at 6:53 AM on July 10, 2008


Oh, it's actually better without sound. Check it out.
posted by krilli at 6:55 AM on July 10, 2008


I second the teletubbie moment. I lost possession of my laptop for about 45 minutes. When I came back, my 5-year old was browsing around on MetaFilter.

[winces]

I think it's time to sit my kids down and have "the MeFi talk". I was hoping to put that off a few more years. They grow up so fast.
posted by ThusSpakeZarathustra at 7:05 AM on July 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


That was unbelievably cool.
posted by spock at 7:20 AM on July 10, 2008


Nifty.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 7:55 AM on July 10, 2008


I went to school with his co-animator, Javan Ivey (who also did "My Paper Mind" posted here awhile back), and I feel he added a lot of his own wonderfulness to this short. The people who do this sort of thing are mighty clever. I only wish cartoonbrew had posted this at another time than July 3rd, when no one was surfing the internet except me and the Geektons.
posted by gorgor_balabala at 8:10 AM on July 10, 2008


I think it's time to sit my kids down and have "the MeFi talk".

They probably have the still-sharp evolutionary skills to rock at the fake-tits game.
posted by rokusan at 8:28 AM on July 10, 2008


Oh, cool. This is in this year's Animation Show, which I just watched. The water was bubble wrap.
posted by Pronoiac at 8:56 AM on July 10, 2008


I've been checking out his other shorts, and while his stop-motion is great, Dogs of War is just brilliant.
posted by Nedroid at 9:35 AM on July 10, 2008


Delightful. I am going with bubble wrap for the "water."
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit at 10:16 AM on July 10, 2008


On preview, dammitall, Pronoiac, ya got me.
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit at 10:17 AM on July 10, 2008


Balls. Fearfulsymmetry got me, too. I gotta learn to read these things before I post.
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit at 10:18 AM on July 10, 2008


That was fantastic.
posted by clearly at 9:08 PM on July 10, 2008


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