Stop Motion Animation

City of Books – This is Where we Live

By January 13, 2009 No Comments

The film below is simply stunning, it was produced for 4th Estate Publishers’ 25th Anniversary by Apt Studio and Asylum Films. Entitled ‘Welcome to our city – to our world – of books, this is where we live’, the film was produced in stop-motion over 3 weeks in Autumn 2008:

This Is Where We Live from 4th Estate on Vimeo.

Each scene was shot on a home-made dolly by a bunch of animators; you can see the time-lapse film below for the London sequence being prepared and shot:

London Shoot Timelapse from 4th Estate on Vimeo.

Take a look at for more details, the movie is possibly one of the best stop motion animations we have featured so far on the blog….


Andy is Professor of Digital Urban Systems at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.