Thursday, October 11, 2012

Excursion




And -- more stop motion experimentation! This was 255 frames for about four minutes of film -- very effortful lol. I've certainly learned a few things from this experience. For one thing, a tripod is definitely handy; I used one for the first time ever to do this (yeah, I did Inky with one hand haha).

I also realised quickly enough that a tiny digital camera which cleverly switches itself off every few seconds is not helpful. Plus if, like me, you're using a computer that's at least 10 years old -- save, save, save; at every turn, and at every moment. Trust me, you do not want to have worked on a hundred frames and then have to start all over again. I guess people who do this seriously for a living have to have fairly sophisticated equipment -- plus a team of assistants.

In any case, B wanted me to do a movie with her Sylvanians, and I decided to make it educational for her; and, well, it's about time those Sylvanians do some work around here!

Blessed weekend everyone :)

23 comments:

Venus-Suburbia Soup said...

This is wonderful!!! Bravo!

Pizziricco said...

oh dear Venus stole my words, i was going to say bravo too, i shall now add stupendous effort. & let me tell u it wasn't just B & the Sylvanians that got an instant education on Sir F. Leighton's work, wow.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Very cute! And your last paragraph is so funny. Yes, it's about time they did some work!

Almost Precious said...

Very beautiful and very educational. I loved viewing the works of the Masters and I love your wonderful stop motion, mini-movie.

Excellent job.

Sweet Tea said...

I LOVED this!
so glad I logged on today and stopped by. Can't imagine all the work that went into this, but it was fun and lovely!! Thanks!!

Jacquelineand.... said...

Brava! This is an adorable (and educational) little film; a brilliant way to put those Sylvanians to work!

Julia said...

what a project!! I love the vintage/silent film look. lovely!

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

That is so cute and definitely entertaining! I love it! I can only imagine how time consuming it is, but the result is beautiful.
http://www.averysweetblog.com/

Beth said...

That was truly enchanting, Janice! You did a wonderful job. I enjoyed learning about Leighton's work, too. I know the Sylvanians (and your daughters)enjoyed it, as well!

Audrey said...

That is A-W-E-S-O-M-E!!!! My daughter loves those little animals so I may show her your video tomorrow. My favorite stop-motion video is in the post below. Have you seen that one before? I LOVE IT. You'll be at that level before too long!!!

http://www.audreygoeslocal.blogspot.com/2012/01/real-books.html

New End Studio said...

This was sweet, love how the Sylvanians are so well behaved and interested in the museum exhibit.

Beautiful art, thanks for sharing that and the music was a perfect match. I like the font used, too.
Adorable!

Miss Val's Creations said...

Wonderful work! It is so neat how you made this educational!

Christine Altmiller said...

Wonderful all around...all your work paid off! I hope your girls love it too. This is a great way to introduce children to art (and museum etiquette). The sweet animal family and music and text and of course paintings...well done! I am having anxiety over possibly doing a tutorial video...I cannot even imagine this undertaking. But I think you are definitely on to something here :-) more more!

Debbie Nolan said...

This is wonderful and so much work that went into it. Love the music you chose as well. Thanks so much for sharing.

CraveCute said...

Oh my! This is just the most interesting and cutest thing ever! I also agree, the music is wonderful!

Kay G. said...

I just cannot begin to tell you how much I LOVE this! I love all of it, putting those little guys to work (as you so funnily put it), the wonderful art by Lord Leighton and the music! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!
Wonderful job! How long did it take you to make this?
And by the way, those Victorians, WOW, what a time period in history, eh?

Katie Frank said...

wow, this post is awesome, very inspiring. would you like to follow each other?
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Introverted Art said...

what an amazing project!!!

Katie Frank said...

awesome, i just follow you :)!
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Beth said...

I must confess, Janice...I just came back to watch your video again! I really do love it...and I do hope that you'll make others. (though I do realize how time-consuming it is!)

sanae said...

So, so charming! I didn't have a chance to look at the film till tonight and I was thoroughly delighted. Educational, adorable, clever and really well done!

My Amazing Days said...

Cute, adorable, educational! This will probably help when I'm P3 or P4! Thanks, mommy!
P.S. Could you make another one? They're so pretty!

The Dainty Dolls House said...

This was wonderful, my youngest loved it too :)) Thanks for letting me see this :))) Fantastic work!! xx

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