Super Mario Beads 3 is a stop-motion adventure by Marcus and Hannes Knutsson, created using characters and objects made entirely from beads.
According to a behind-the-scenes featurette on the project, the Sweden-based duo call their filming process "guerrilla stop motion," creating scenes without the use of tripods or lighting. The videos, says Hannes, "should feel home made and is made to inspire others to try."
Scenes are developed using a combination of toothpicks and sticky tack used to paste their creations to the setting. The duo used "kilos" throughout the shooting of Super Mario Beads 3. Roughly 3106 pictures were taken during the title's creation, which features 205 individually-beaded characters, objects and platforms.
The five minute-long film first premiered on Nov. 24 at the Great Cinema in Vanersborg, the second oldest cinema in Sweden.