Holy Crap, This Stop-Motion Film Was Made By Animating Drops Of Water

Stop-motion animation already requires saintly amounts of patience, but it's especially tricky when you're working with a medium as messy as water.

In the making-of video below (folks who don't speak Portuguese should turn on the translation captions), animator Rodrigo EBA! explains how he put Cachoeira together—and it wasn't easy. He was hoping to use larger areas of water, but found that with his surface, droplets worked best. Coffee, on the other hand, left scratches on the surface, adding an unexpected texture to his film.

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