Please Don’t Stop the Motion

stop motion loveSince Instagram launched the capability to publish 15-second videos, the motion hasn’t stopped. This has quickly opened the network up to a new community of artwork and creatives. This is why illustrator and artist Rachel Ryle decided to transform her Instagram feed into a cute gallery of stop-motion animation videos. Rachel is based in Colorado, working as the marketing director for Ubooly, and is a self-discovered hand model starring in the amazing animations you’re about to see!

Rachel told Instagram about her inspiration:
“I’ve always been intrigued by the art of stop-motion. As soon as Instagram released the video feature I started experimenting. It wasn’t long before I posted my first animation and I haven’t stopped since.”

Rachel also credited the Instagram community for being instrumental to her inspiration. “I was instantly overwhelmed by the support and attention my animations received, which made me excited to keep creating more. Everyday I’m looking around for inspiration and I find myself waking up eager to start the next project.”

Etch A Sketch

Throwback TV!

Throwback Tunes

Cotton Candy, Anyone?

To Mend a Broken Heart

Love, Rachel

It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere.

Put Your Heart into It

Cupcakes…in a Snap!

Home Is Where the Heart Is

To Catch a Ladybug

“It’s Tricky” #stopmotion

Latte Art

Where on Earth Should I Travel?


Instagram in Motion

Make Something & Grow

An Instagram Doodle

Are you interested in learning how to create your own stop-motion videos? Here are a few tips from Rachel:

  • Film with a tripod or by placing your phone on a glass table and drawing underneath. “You’ll notice with my first animations I was holding my phone while recording and it looks like the Blair Witch Project.”
  • Don’t hold back — get out there and create. “Instagram has always been a place for beautiful and artistic photographs, so let’s make videos with the same intent.”

You can check out more of Rachel’s work on and her Instagram (@rachelryle).

Daniel Zeevi

By Daniel Zeevi

Daniel is a social network architect, web developer, infographic designer, writer, speaker and founder of DashBurst. Full-time futurist and part-time content curator, always on the hunt for disruptive new technology, creative art and web humor.

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