I teamed up with Isa Vento and Erin Cooney for this assignment. Together we set out to make an abstract stop-motion short of ~thirty seconds’ length.
We had little sense of what we wanted to make going in; all we decided upon before the actual filming was the elements involved: manipulable clay, a sort of “found object”, and a green screen background.
Over the course of an uninterrupted ~six hour shoot, we improvised, experimented, and compromised, piecing together the short using the Dragonframe software, which made the process of capturing each frame (and later, binding them together into a moving image) a whole lot easier than it would have been manually operating the camera.
Here is the final piece (the music used is from Erin’s work as “Nire”):