Showing posts with label Stop Motion. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Stop Motion. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


An Interpretation of Time

A stop motion film we(Nikhita and myself) made last week,as part of PJ's course,in like six hours or so on the theme 'Time'.(Wrote,shot and edited all in 6hrs mind you). Was trying to explore the stuff we could do with the medium of pixilation. Looking back I feel we could have explored a lot more. But then again we learnt quite a bit.It was crazy being in front of the cam though,trying to react to all the funny things happening around me,while Nix tried to animate them.Had a lot of fun making all those weird sounds for the audio.The audio was later re-used in the birthday clip(the one I last posted).
Hope you find it interesting.


"Do it well, finish it properly, and move on."
-- Eunice Kennedy Shriver

Friday, November 18, 2011

The dance of the free spirit

Sunshine's Dance

A Stop motion dance sequence I did last week (completed in 2 days).

Process:I made the armature in a couple of hours.Then a bunch of us jammed together creating music out of junk (no instruments at all). I set a base tribal beat going and the others added in with their own junk instruments and spiced up the track.The 1 min track was cut down to 15sec incorporating the better elements of the takes.I then story boarded and made an animatic of a tribal dance for the 15 sec track which I then went ahead and animated in a day. I know it plays out a bit too fast , guess I'll take more time and care with the dope sheet next time.

The truly eye opening part of this exercise was when PJ coaxed us into making our own music for this clip.As dumb as a dodo as I am towards any sort of music sensitivity,little did I expect myself to generate music at all forget leading a jamming session.But as is the case with most things when PJ is around - it happened. Now my friends and I try to make it a point to jam every once in a while with all that junk we've collected.

"Each of us has been put on earth with the ability to do
something well. We cheat ourselves and the world if we don't
use that ability as best we can."
-- Gracie Allen

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

happy bday PJ !

A stop motion (pixilation) short we made for Prosenjit "PJ" Ganguly on the eve of his birthday. ;) Cast n crew of three. Tapan Aslot (the guy who flies,even at 4am in the night) Nishit ( camera man cum post-it co-ordinator) and myself (lead animator on Tapan cum stand by camera man). Shot on a Cannon 1000D (perched precariously at the end of a horizontally placed tripod which in turn was dangerously glued onto the balcony railing with clay and cello-tape).

All that effort paid off when we showed it to PJ the next day (rather unceremoniously in the comp lab). A small surprise party followed.

Hm.. Birthdays sure bring out the best in people.

I'll leave with a quote that I bet PJ himself would vouch for.

"If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is
made up of."
-- Bruce Lee