Monday, September 29, 2008

fun times with stop motion film

This is what I did for fun today. I bought this sweet action figure on Etsy - its a great design by Bre Pettis, laser cut into a small rectangle of plastic. You pop it all apart and assemble the little guy - MK1 Flatpack Monkey.

It arrived over the weekend and I was excited to put him together, but when I looked at it I saw the awesome opportunity to make a neat stop motion film. So I waited a couple of days until I had the time.

I think my patience paid off. I even found a function in my camera that allowed it to take continuous shots at set intervals (I used a 7 second delay). It was fun.

Stop motion videos make me grin - and they are really easy to make with Windows MovieMaker.

Check it out - I think it turned out great!

2 comments:

JoAnne said...

What a fun project, Leah!
It looked like a blast to film..
Questions: where was the camera and how were you holding it? Over your shoulder? In your teeth?
Thanks for sharing your creativity!
-JoAnne

Leah said...

Hi JoAnne!

You make me laugh!

I used my little photo closet and put the camera on a tripod.

That way there would be no drool on the camera :)