Animator Webster Colcord has been transferring old film footage to 4K digital. One of the reels had his animation which utilized a modified frog skeleton. Not a plastic toy - but from a real frog! Here is what he had to say about his involvement:

"This was a stop-motion sequence that I animated in 1991 for a Roger Waters music video directed by Tony Kaye. This was shot at Will Vinton studios and I worked under the direction of Mark Gustafson. I had this scanned in 4K recently from a 35mm workprint. Music here is by Lavender Hill Mob and is used with permission."

frog skeleton from Webster Colcord on Vimeo.

Would you like to see the special? Look for it this Halloween on Nickelodeon!

Ron & Russell find themselves in 1930s Paris in pursuit of something just beyond their grasp. Official music video for legendary American pop group Sparks. Made in six weeks from cork, cardboard and concentration.

Stikbot Central which is owned by Zing (the toy manufacturer) in Portland Oregon is now hiring stop motion animators. The company is willing to pay well for short animations that can be added to their ever growing YouTube channel of over 700 thousand subscribers!

Alex from Zing informed me that they will pay around 400-1K a minute depending on the complexity of what is being created. From the looks of their currently posted videos - that's a nice amount. Much of the animation seems to be on 2's or even 3's. There are quite a few members of that definitely could handle the work. If you are serious about potentially working in stop motion and have a completed demo reel - you may be in luck!

The great news is you don't have to move to Portland and can work remotely if needed. For those interested, send your animation examples, demo reel, resume (if you have stop motion experience) to Alex by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Let him know you found out about the position from our site.