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Impressive 8-bit-style stop-motion animation using coins

Screencap from coin stop-motion movie Insert Coin.
The first time I saw Daniel Larsson and Tomas Redigh’s Insert Coin I was skeptical that they had really animated it by hand, just by moving a bunch of coins around on the floor. Then I saw the clever trick they were using to lay out the individual frames. Still a tedious task, requiring serious commitment. And lots and lots of coffee.

“We’ll be done with this in, um, a couple while.”

Indeed. [via Dude Craft]

Update: Thanks to Hermann for pointing out the erroneous headline: “The fact is that the original images are 1-bit. A bit depth of “one” means that there are only two possible colors per pixel — usually black or white. In this case, each “pixel” is “coin” or “no coin” (with the coins lit to be virtually white against a black background).” By “8-bit-style,” I really intended “suggestive of early computer graphics.”


I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c't – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

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