Gangstraws

 

 

This sixteen-second video was the second iteration of a stop motion project. It took the better part of a day to film. Even with this investment of time, there is still a significant amount flickering caused by the re-focusing of the camera and the lack of a shutter remote. Given the essentially boundless capabilities of this medium, it was fun to think-up and storyboard ideas. When it came to implementing these, however, it was much less fun. Flipping back and forth through photos, to make sure we were always moving the right pieces and keeping others perfectly still was extremely frustrating. Arguments between my partner and I on how many centimeters we bent or forgot to bend a plastic straw between shots had me questioning my sanity. Considering the disparity between input and output of stop motion movie production, I'm happy with how this turned out.