<the action [excerpt]:

on the stroke of midnight, the strange community of objects on the seashore is disturbed by a loud boom. Rocks, shells, broken crockery are all shaken to attention. From having been an array of disconnected items lying on the beach just a moment before, the stones and shells and assorted other beachcomber's treasures spring to life and join to form curious new creatures of absurd shapes and combinations.../>

<the animation technique was to be the digitial equivalent of the traditional stop-frame method of moving objects around under the camera.
this flash experiment shows how it might have looked.../>
<the characters for this film were created using stones and other objects found on the seashore, digitally processed and enhanced in Photoshop.../>