"Woodoo" is an amusing stop-motion animation short from commercial director Andre Maat. The animated short turns laser-cut wood pieces into elastic shapes that appear to be stretched and bent by hand. Over the course of the video, the wood is transformed into a Zippo-style lighter, lips blowing smoke rings and, eventually, a pair of legs that are ultimately burned to the ground.
Maat also used stop-motion wood play in his 2012 short, ‘Bad Bugs.’ That animated short featured an army of wooden insects devouring a series of handbags.
Thanks to Mike Zonneveld (hands), Lux&Co (lighting), Fablab Amsterdam (lasercutting), freesound.org (sound fx), Chop Wood (music).