The Lighthouse, A Sleepy Keeper Creates a World of His Own Design in a Brilliant Stop-Motion Animation

Self-taught filmmaker Simon Scheiber of Trim Tab Design has created “The Lighthouse“, a brilliant black-and-white, stop-motion animation that tells the story of a sleepy keeper who discovers that he can design a world of his own with his own hands and a bottle of ink. This wonderful piece was shot using over 14,000 photos over the course of seven years.

A lighthouse keeper’s surprising discovery pulls him out of his monotonous, daily routine and takes him onto a journey into uncharted territory. Made up of over 14,000 photographs, The Lighthouse is a black and white stop motion short crafted by filmmaker Simon Scheiber over the course of 7 years.

A brief trailer for “The Lighthouse”


via Vimeo Staff Picks

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails. Lori can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.