Tony vs. Paul

by alphamonkey on December 11, 2006 · 9 comments

in Short Film,Uncategorized

Paul Cummings & Tony Fiandaca wrote, directed, and starred in this stop motion showdown entitled, (appropriately enough) Tony vs. Paul.  It’s a long one (clocking in at just over 5 minutes), so I’m curious how long it took to shoot.  To any of you film types out there, do people still do still shots for stop motion, or is the magic created in editing by taking out the frames?  Either way, this must have been a hell of a project.

I’m such a nerd for stop motion, so I dug this quite a bit even though the neat tricks get a little overused and there’s less actual fightin’ than I’d like.  Still, it’s certainly a clever and an entertainingly neat watch. 

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  • spacechimp

    There was some pretty creative stuff in there.  I especially loved the time lapse sunset walk at the end.

  • darthabyssos


    you are a jerk.


  • BADD

    Wow, Random.

    I like it.

    Did you read about his puppy strangling?  Perhaps you mean the time he poisoned all those homeless people at the soup kitchen? 

    I am just curious as to what evil, he had brought upon the Earth, your talking about.

  • darthabyssos

    random definition: made, done, happening or chosen without method or conscious decision.

    use random correctly, please.

    and, no, it was not random. there was a purpose behind it. if you would have watched the damned film, youd know that, asshat.

    next time, think before you reply to someone.

  • BADD

    Aww damnit!  You found the link to Webster’s.  Now my neffarious plan to undermind the english language is foiled!!

    Just to let you know, I will not be thinking before I respond to you ever again, simply because you want me to.  Perhaps when you become the master of the internet you can order people around and ruin their fun, but as I see it, I can say anything I want on this website as long as it conforms to the rules the administrators (AM, Thundarr, ScarlotHarlot, Muldoon, and anyone I forgot about [sorry!]) have.

    Also, Nyah nyah nya nyah nyah!

  • darthabyssos

    just a suggestion. i just hate the word random.

  • elkciN

    I hate the word ‘suggestion’.


  • Brian

    Last year Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride—a major release—was done in stop motion. He just used a digital camera and edited the 109,440 shots that he took (28 just to make a character blink) in Apple’s Final Cut Pro. It took 55 weeks, but the end result looks beautiful.

  • .alphamonkey.

    But it was still boring movie.

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