iStopMotion Visits the Animation Block Party 2011

by Cara -

This past July we were fortunate enough to be a sponsor of the eighth annual Animation Block Party, the premier animation festival of the East Coast. This year's festival took place in Brooklyn at Rooftop Films and BAMcinématek, where thousands of filmmakers submitted their animated shorts for screening. Awards were given out for everything from Best in Show, to Original Design, Experimental Film, Minute or Under, Animation for Kids, and more.

As a sponsor, we donated an iStopMotion license to be given away at the festival. Our very own iStopMotion also made a big debut at this year's Animation Block Party as the program used to create the outro bumper for the festival, Person Pinball, by Aaron Hughes. The 2-minute long animation was created entirely with iStopMotion and has become hugely popular on the web with over 200,000 YouTube hits... and it was even featured on CBS News and in Wired Magazine! Watch the video here and see how human pinball takes over New York!