In The Beginning: A rough draft

This is a clip from my next short film. it’s still rough, but as of right now I’m fairly satisfied with the direction I’m taking. I fully plan on layering more components into this, but here are the humble beginnings.

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Stop Action

Our next project deals with stop action and ‘mapping routine.’ As my example for this I’m posting one of my favorite pieces of stop action film. It’s not about mapping routine, but I still think it’s worth while to examine because it does follow specific parameters. Anyway here’s the film:

I think this video is relevant to our project because it is stop action, and it does follow some specific parameters. I think I can say it does map routine, because it is a symbolic portrayal of dreaming. As far as parameters for shooting, all the action in the film happens on the bed, which creates that specific dream sphere. Technically, it’s very smooth as far as stop action is concerned, which is one of my major concerns in using this medium. It must have been made with some kind of steady/mounted camera, and a high frame count, to create the apparent smoothness of the scene. I love how whimsical it is, and also how simply it was made. They use everyday objects to create more fantastic surroundings, it draws the viewer into the imagination of the overall piece.