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Stop-motion animations take Vine to the next level

Launching on iOS (opens in new tab) this January, Vine (opens in new tab) has proved incredibly popular and has just hit Android (opens in new tab). A platform for anyone to create short, beautiful, looping videos in a simple and fun way, it's inspired countless designers to create inspirational six-second clips.

One such creative is Ian Padgham (opens in new tab) - an animator who has taken full advantage of Vine's usability to create striking stop-motion shorts. These aren't just any old offerings - his ability to showcase his talent in just six short seconds is impressive by any means.

Manipulating a small wooden artist's model to create surprisingly humanistic motions, Padgham also shoots 360 degree panoramas. Intrigued by his techniques? You can view a load of 'how to' videos (opens in new tab) that Padgham has so kindly uploaded. Also see our pick of the best animations from the past 20 years.

See more impressive Vines over on Ian Padgham (opens in new tab)'s Vine page.

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