Mr. Geister's Wargame - Stop Motion Animation

This is my very first first stop-motion animation attempt, done as a test to show my wife's 6th Grade students. I used a small point-shoot Olympus and "Frame...

Comment by grecodan on August 31, 2012 at 8:56am

Shades of Harryhausen's "how to build a bridge"! 

Comment by David Geister on August 31, 2012 at 9:04am

I agree, and Ray has been god to me since before I even knew his name. It was my first ever attempt at stop motion that turned out better than it had any right to - the camera kept focusing wherever it wanted to and I didn't know what the heck I was doing!.  

By the end of the week, all my gaming miniatures in the basement were begging to be used.

Comment by Stanley Milton Strawn on August 31, 2012 at 9:26am

Really cool, I did something like that back in the 70's with my dads Canon 8 mm movie camera. We had a plastciene slug monster battling the army tanks. used cotton or whatever for the smoke...Our tanks were alittle bigger scaleas I recall tho'. Thanks for showing that!

Comment by David Geister on August 31, 2012 at 9:27am

Thanks - It's great being a 48 year-old kid some days!

Comment by grecodan on August 31, 2012 at 10:01am

Even better being a 50 year-old kid!

Comment by randall smith on August 31, 2012 at 10:02am

Very well done.

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