The technique used to make this 'Train Logger' video is called strata-cut, which involves cutting away at a clay log while taking photographs of each cut and then compiling all of the snapshots together into a fluid animation. It's very similar to stop-motion.
The 'Train Logger' video was made by Nicos Livesey.
Implications - Consumers enjoy animations with an unrefined human-like quality to them because they've grown tired of polished computer-generated graphics that have saturated media outlets. Corporations looking to evoke personable relationships with consumers may consider utilizing analog animations for promotional campaigns.