You’ll find here several video examples shot by both amateur and professional directors. Use these videos as both inspiration and a learning tool.

Matching Shots

A matching shot is a very simple special effect utilizing a cut. As an example let us say the director wishes a statue to come to life. The director begins by filming a real statue where it stands. Then a second shot is filmed that begins where the last shot ended. This time though instead of a statue, an actor dressed as the statue is filmed standing in the same location as the statue. When the two pieces of film are cut together the illusion of the statue coming to life is created.

"Let Forever Be"
Chemical Bros.-"Let Forever Be"
Making of "Let Forever Be"
"Dead Weight"
Beck-"Dead Weight"
Beck talks about Gondry
"Come Into My World"
Kylie Minogue-"Come Into My World"
Making of "Come Into My World"
"The Hardest Button to Button"
The White Stripes-"The Hardest Button to Button"
Simpson’s parody of "The Hardest Button to Button"
"Fell In Love With A Girl"
The White Stripes-"Fell In Love With A Girl"
Making of "Fell In Love With A Girl"

Cool Stop Motion

From Wikipedia: Stop motion (pop. frame-by-frame) is a general term for an animation technique which makes static objects appear to move. The object is moved by very small amounts between individually photographed frames, producing the effect of motion when the series of frames is played back at normal speed, as in conventional drawn and painted animation.