Unbelievable – the world’s largest stop-motion animation, shot on a camera phone!
Posted 16 Aug 11 By Design Indaba Creative Work / Design News Comments

The world’s largest stop-motion animation was recently created using the 12-megapixel cellphone camera on the Nokia N8.

Gulp is the name of the short film animation created by Sumo Science at UK animation agency Aardman.

Gulp was shot on 11 000 m2 of sand on Pendine beach in South Wales and tells the story of a fisherman getting trapped at sea.

Here’s the Gulp video:

It took an unusually large crew to bring this project off the ground. The sand had to be raked and smoothed countless times to create a seascape, as well as the inside of a whale’s bell.

The entire film was shot from a large crane above this scene on the beach. The final images were set run to run at 25 frames per second to create the final stop-motion effect.

Here’s the film behind the film: