Hello all you fine stop motion people out there! I've finished my film and just put it online. It's 4 minutes long, so if you have the time to watch it please do. I hope that you all enjoy it! :D
The production started in 2009 and I've been working on it whenever I had free time. However, any of you that were on this message board back in 2004 might remember this. I actually had started a MUCH scaled down version of this story concept back then and I posted some threads with puppets and some prop pieces on the old message board. Unfortunately all of those posts and pictures are gone (it would be fun to compare), but the idea now lives on in a much better way!
FANTASTIC WORK JASON!!!
so was the bus a still image?
Thanks Chris! Yes, the bus is a still image. It was sometimes practical and sometimes completely digital. The first time it was a print out that I spray mounted to foam core. The other 2 shots it was added digitally for 2 reasons: The print out was the wrong size for the scale of one shot and then the 3/4 angle needed to be a different still image and it was just 'easier' to shoot it without the bus in the frame. :)
its really seamless!! i had to freeze frame it to figure out what was going on...hahaha great work!
:) There's actually a LOT of elements that were done in post. Each individual dollar bill was animated by itself in front of a red screen and added in later. Also, every time when JP is at 'the wall' and you see the building behind him, that building was added later. Those were all green screen shots to save on physical space. In the long run though, it would have been less work to shoot it live. :)
I never noticed that the bus was a still image. Or any of the other post elements. I just went with the story! If I had thought about it I would have realised the dollar bills were comped in - best way to do it - but never would have thought that you would have added the wall in later.
Well defined characters, congrats to your voice actors as well for their part in making them real.
Thanks so much guys! Nick and Eric, I'm glad you see it for what it is as a whole and not the technical stuff. The STORY and CHARACTERS are the whole point of making a film! ;)
I'll let the actors know you liked their performances. In fact, Josh enhanced this film with some ad libbing. Some of Juan Pablo's best lines came out during the recording and not on the script - it was very hard not to laugh at some of it.
Eric, of course you can put it up on SMS! It's probably easier to embed the video than to upload directly. If you just click on 'share' on vimeo it will give you the code to embed the video on the site. This also makes it easy if I have to take the video offline for a few days at some point for a festival or something. :-/
...also, I just noticed that since I updated my website to wordpress (last week) the link on SMS gets a 404 error. Mind changing it to just mindoverpixels.com ?
Nice work Jason! Keep it up.