I went to a Laika open house this week, and it was really cool to see their studio and production space. From stop motion to sets and puppets, what’s clear about Laika is that they maintain a connection to artistic detail –there is a person who knits miniature sweaters, for example. In a world where we increasingly rely on computers to similate realities, I find it impressive when people use maintain high cinematic as well as artistic integrity. So: check out this stop mortion. One of videos’ tops for 2013, it’s kind of amazing to see the amount of detail work that went into the cutouts. I like that it’s abstract, synced to music, and holds it own as an artistic piece while using film.