Handmade Film Animation Resources

Books and materials

Film and Leader

Urbanski Film



Helen Hill’s book: Recipes For Disaster can be downloaded here

“Scratchtopia” is Animator Steven Woloshen’s page. His work is wonderful and he has written two excellent books:

Recipes for Reconstruction

Scratch Crackle and Pop!

A Selection of Films:

Norman McLaren
Drawing Sound

Pen Point Percussion by Norman McLaren, National Film Board of Canada

Begone Dull Care

Begone Dull Care by Evelyn Lambart& by Norman McLaren, National Film Board of Canada

Hen Hop

Hen Hop by Norman McLaren, National Film Board of Canada

Len Lye
Excerpts from his films. Along with his pioneering experimental film work he was also a kinetic sculptor.

Richard Reeves

Steven Woloshen

Playtime from steven Woloshen on Vimeo.

Crossing Victoria from steven Woloshen on Vimeo.

1000 Plateaus (2004 – 2014) from steven Woloshen on Vimeo.

Made entirely in the front seat of a car, “1000 Plateaus” is a true road movie.

Judith Poirier

Dialogue from Judith Poirier on Vimeo.

Jodie Mack

All Stars (2006, 24s, 16mm, color/sound) from Jodie Mack on Vimeo.

Caroline Leaf
Her film “Two Sisters” was etched on tinted 70mm film

Two Sisters by Caroline Leaf, National Film Board of Canada

Caleb Wood
Fun film on 16mm. Strong sound design supports abstract imagery

Tiny Car from caleb wood on Vimeo.

simple and fun, tiny little cars engraved frame by frame on 16mm clear film and then filled with a pink colored pencil. just for smiles n stuff

experimental film final at risd2010


Matt Rankin

Mynarski Death Plummet by Matthew Rankin from La Distributrice de Films on Vimeo.


An entire Vimeo Channel devoted to “Cameraless Film Art”

Stan Brakhage
Mothlight (1963)
Julian Antonisz
How a Sausage Dog Works (with English subtitles)

Fobia (1967)

Barbel Neubauer

Pierre Hebert
Oh Hop- Hop Oh

Memories of War (1983)