iStopMotion Goes on a Road Trip

by Megan -

iStopMotion has been around the world, making stops in places like Puchheim, Germany, home of the Boinx Headquarters, and Petaluma, CA at the TWiT studios. Recently, iStopMotion made its mark on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah with the Animation Chefs. If you haven’t already heard of these guys, let me start by saying that you’re missing out! They’ve got a great video podcast mini-series where they show viewers great animations, teach animating tips and tricks, and more. When their favorite show, Top Gear, took a hiatus for the London Olympics, the Chefs took it into their own hands to create a parody of sorts of the show.

The guys combined live action and stop motion animation – using iStopMotion – to create the effect of driving a toy car Lamborghini Murcielago (theirs happened to be in the shop that day... just kidding!). We absolutely love their fun and quirky take on Top Gear, and even though there was a hiccup (or two, or three) while shooting, the final product came out pretty great. If this is your first time hearing about the Animation Chefs, not to worry. We definitely plan on catching up with these guys. If we can, that is; they move pretty fast – wouldn’t you if you were driving a Lamborghini Murcielago?!