Big fan of this video. Actually quite simple but the technique behind it is what pleases me, a tall crane / rig a mobile phone and a patch of sand in Wales.
‘Gulp’ is a short film created by Sumo Science at Aardman, depicting a fisherman going about his daily catch. Shot on location at Pendine Beach in South Wales, every frame of this stop-motion animation was shot using a Nokia N8, with its 12 megapixel camera and Carl Zeiss optics. The film has broken a world record for the ‘largest stop-motion animation set’, with the largest scene stretching over 11,000 square feet.
The animators: http://www.aardman.com
The sand artists: http://www.sandsculptureice.co.uk
The phone: http://www.nokia.com/n8