Check out this cool Japanese video that uses a mind-boggling amount of plastic sculptures to create a perpetual extrusion of animated effects.
I could definitely see this technique used in conjunction with traditional stop-motion animation. Like you animate something in the computer, but print and photograph it live, to achieve a certain look.
I know I’ve posted a lot of animation-related videos lately, but I like to share cool new visual effects whereever I find them. If you know of some live-action short videos that are making use of cutting-edge techniques, leave a note or a link in the comments.