Animation: Pigeon Pilfer

Animator Michael Stevenson of San Fransisco State University made this claymation cartoon. It’s short and sweet. Clay animation is very difficult to do well and this animator does it brilliantly. He gets a lot a character out of his clay and the film has a wonderful gentle humor that is very European in its flavor.  The entire film was shot frame-by-frame with a digital SLR camera.  There’s a behind-the-scenes web site where you can see photos of the film’s set.