Pump It - Stop Motion
Donut Fun - Stop Motion
Macworld April 2013
PlowA morning at Plow in San Francisco, CA.
The DarknessI've really enjoyed making videos. My latest one is a study in making movement and interest with stationary objects—in this case, lamps. It is a classic studio setting, yet I tried to capture the personality of the playful lamp designs.I'll talk more about how the video was made in a later post on my web site peterbelanger.com/blogI was very excited to get permission from Indianna Hale to use the song, "nowhere to be." You can see more of her amazing music at myspace.com/indiannahale
Pump It - Stop MotionI was inspired by my son’s weekly soccer games for the theme of this stop motion video. I wanted to create something fun and simple. While I was attracted to the basic theme of the idea, I learned simple things are not always easy! In this case, making the pump hose move fluidly was tricky. I needed to be able to move the hose in small, precise steps. Rather then run a wire in the hose I used a metal rod to hold each position of the hose in place. Later the rod was digitally removed. Hopefully the result looks simple and fun.Music by: purple-planet.com
Donut Fun - Stop MotionI love donuts and I love stop motion so why not combine them? That’s what I’ve done with this playful video, it’s short but sweet—just like the donuts in it. The creation of the video took several days. It may look simple but it took lots of planing and strategizing. One issue is that donuts change their appearance over time. I had to plan each part to be completed within a day. If I wasn’t able to get the shot done, I had to wait until the next day to start again with fresh donuts. Another issue was that the donuts left a sugar/grease trail as they moved. Rather then clean the surface after each move (which I did in the beginning) I backed each donut with cardboard. This made it much more efficient to move the donuts around without the hassle and mess. Another big part of completing the video was finding some great music to set the tone. Thankfully Craig Bromley was on board for creating some custom music for the video. I am amazed he was able to develop such a range in the relatively short time span of the video.
Macworld April 2013
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