Since 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
Cotton Candy, Anyone?
To Mend a Broken Heart
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
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.”