There’s not much I can really add to this – it’s just great. The spinning lamps, the tabletop plants – brought to life so well. What do YOUR old toys do when the lights go out?
Looking at its reflection?
Oh, and while I’m at it, this video is stunning too. Imagine being there:
Behold… the glory and wonder of our stop-motion group project! Click on the ‘vimeo’ symbol to watch it in HD – it’s better!
We’re rather proud of it.
The message we were trying to convey was one of science as a craft, in which people can interact with and learn from reality by physically manipulating it. To do that, we used the hands of an anonymous scientist, working at a generic bench with abstract objects to do stylised science.
The project was shot in, effectively, a single 10-hour take using a Canon 7D digital SLR. Morag, with a bit of help from Nils and I, hand-crafted the ‘data bit’ paper pieces, which turned out to be very good for representing abstract scientific concepts. It was a very collaborative effort, and despite a few technical glitches, it worked out how we planned.
Questions, comments and such about the meanings or technicalities are welcome! And share it if you like it!
My last few days have been consumed in a world where everything must be tracked, measured, set and photographed. Hopefully this weekend I’ll break out of the stop-motion mould to resurface into my usual terrain of mixed metaphors and other linguistic devices.
Can you imagine trying to realistically move everything on this desk, one at a time? Fun!
This isn't necessarily going to be in the video. I just thought it looked cool.
In the recent flurry of activity (Chinese New Year, writing my Narrative assignment, the last week of the first 4 academic modules for the term, etc…) I haven’t been able to keep very up to date on here… but for your visual pleasure, an incredible (seriously INCREDIBLE) stop motion artwork about life, the universe and everything!
Tip of the hat to Ben.