Playmobil Joy Division Plays 'Transmission'

By Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg

This music video faithfully recreates a 1979 live recording of Joy Division's "Transmission" with Playmobil figures and stop-motion animation. The video was created by Software DR and HomeComing Films.

A behind-the-scenes video below documents the painstaking process of animating just a few seconds of the video. In the description, the filmmaker explains that this video represents over four hours of work to shoot 100 frames for four seconds of video.

For more work by SoftwareDR, check out this YouTube channel, and for more Playmobil videos, see HomeComing Films' YouTube channel

Via the Creators Project's list of Best Music Videos of 2011.

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