Stop Motion to Chicago

By February 13, 2009Articles

We drove to Chicago and made this little short on the way. The entire piece was created in the car. The only thing we figured out before setting off on our journey was we wanted to do something with clay. Several blocks of Super Sculpey in various colors, wax paper, paperclips and gaff tape were our only preproduction.

About an hour into our trip we had the rough ideas of a story lined up and the basic ideas for character shapes were flushed out (this included a discussion how to not end up with little balls of baked clay in my dashboard vents). Two and a half hours later we had a finished piece filmed completely on the dash of my car with a little digital camera. JV did all the sculpting, animation and filming while I drove and called out production dangers on the road ahead (amazing what a well timed bump can upset).