A Desktop Toy Story

How often do you wish you could just get away from your desk—right now? In “Address Is Approximate,” a stop-motion animation short by director Tom Jenkins, a resourceful desk-bound toy robot figures out a way to get away without actually leaving. All it takes is a little ingenuity, a model car and Google street view.


Produced, animated, filmed, lit, edited and graded by: Tom Jenkins
Music: “Arrival of the Birds” by Cinematic Orchestra from the album The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos
Camera: Canon 5d MkII
Software: Dragonframe Stop Motion software and customised slider
All screen imagery was animated—there are no screen replacements.


The Theory is the pseudonym for British writer/director team Tom Jenkins and Simon Sharp. Their goal is to find bold, beautiful and unique ways to tell stories. Check them out at thetheory.co.uk and on Facebook and Twitter.