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.


At just about any moment of any day in Oregon, someone is making animation. Home of Oscar-winning artists, Portland is considered one of the stop-motion capitals of the world. In this 30-minute special, we’ll meet the artists who have made Oregon an animation powerhouse, including Claymation creator Will Vinton, animation makers Rose Bond, Jerold Howard, Joan Gratz, artists at LAIKA, and more! To watch the special just click here.

Sam Barnett is working on his latest series right now. He created a Kickstarter campaign that looks interesting. The story he tell is based on how cultural experiences and aspects of society get into our heads and lead our actions (in a nutshell). You can see all his work on his official YouTube channel by clicking here. Or, click here to go to his Kickstarter campaign for the latest episode.