Today, the little duck featured in my last post started getting to work. It’s part of a project I’m working on with a group from the Sci Comm course; we’re producing a stop motion video of a day in the life of a scientist. The first day of shooting went well, but it’s quite tough!
Youtube has some fantastic examples of stop-motion, and we’ve found that there is a huge amount of scope for creativity, especially with paper crafting. However, there’s also pitfalls: we have to keep track of a real person’s hand movements, and anywhere from a few to dozens of individual objects, some of which are interacting with the person in a realistic way and others that are wandering about under their own steam.
I should have a finished product to show off in 3 weeks, though we hope to be completed earlier! Before that, there’ll be another intense day of concentration and shooting and hours of editing…
I’m not sure if we’ll reach the amazingness of the Wolf and Pig, but I think a few of our tricks will look very cool!