Yuval and Merav Nathan for Oren Lavie


I know this piece has been up for close to a week now. However, after some great feedback across the board, I’ve decided to upgrade to a full-post.

If you haven’t already, check out Yuval and Merav Nathan’s video for Oren Lavie’s song, Her Morning Elegance. This delicately choreographed film is a perfect example of how stop-motion can continue to be a fresh technique when backed by a strong narrative, thoughtful details and a bit of personal flare. Also take notice of this piece’s relatively one-shot approach and beautifully executed animation; a by product of pre-vis using 3d dummies during pre-production.

Directors: Yuval & Merav Nathan, Oren Lavie
Producer: Michal Dayan
Photography: Eyal Landesman
Animation: Yuval Nathan
Assistant Animators: Guy Ben Shitrit, Tamar Nathan
Actress: Shir Shomron

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Matt Lambert

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NYC / London



I went crazy when I saw this earlier this week.. sent a link to everyone I know and have only been hearing the most gracious of comments.. one of those great pieces that make you say ‘why didn’t I think of this?’ so simple and elegant.. hats off to Yuval and Merav.


Was wondering why this was just a quickie. Wow. Really, realy nice stop motion animation. Like the theme to. It’s so laid back, makes you wanna dream. zzzz

Marc B.

Can we call it a rip-off? Check out the second clip on Mitchell Rose Case Studies https://www.mitchellrose.com

I like the song and video though.


Love love love. how brilliant..the execution, how well it fits the song….
Previs using 3D dummy before stop motion was executed—brilliant idea!


Marc, I am pretty sure the directors never saw something as obscure as that video you pulled.

This is one of the best music videos I have seen in a while. I love it.


Hi –This is Mitchell Rose, the filmmaker of “Case Studies from the Groat Center for Sleep Disorders” referred to by Marc above as the source for the idea for the video “Her Morning Elegance.” Brian, my film has won numerous awards in film festivals and has played on TV around the world, currently with Canal Plus in Europe. It has been seen zillions of times on my website. I think the directors of the video have obviously seen my film. Frankly, I think the video is terrific, but it’s still hurtful to see one’s work appropriated like this. I’ve been getting tons of emails in the last few days from people saying I should sue them. It’s extremely frustrating. Intellectual property — ideas — are all an artist has.

Folks, compare for yourself. Start watching at 3:30 at


or at


Thanks for reading.


jesus christ. i am sick of people ripping off others. this is blatant.
how depressing must it be to live inside the mind of a rip-offer.


every artist is a cannibal,
every poet is a thief

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