Only two weeks left before the launch of my new project, a stop-motion animation called Soul Seasons.
I’ve been in my studio every day for the past few weeks designing, conceptualizing, and ultimately trying to figure out how to get my idea into an actual video piece. Each day as I play with it, it becomes more real, but I still have a dozen things to do to make it come together. Special thanks to Veronica Vixen and her boyfriend Aaron for modeling their silhouettes for me!
I’ve also wanted to document my process but have found it incredibly tough to do everything all at once. I finally found my little Canon Powershot camera yesterday, so I’ll mount it on a tripod over the next few editing rounds at the studio and try and capture the madness. It has been quite a learning process and worth having documented.
So far I have:
- Storyboarded everything and plastered the studio
- Shot 90% of my green screen scenes
- Taken test shots with light kit & set up studio accordingly
- Learned how to use Dragon Frame software
- Edited 75% of sequence pre-animation
- Done test prints for stopmotion
I still need to:
- Figure out what elements go inside & outside of silhouettes
- Choose which green screen scenes to use and in what order
Print out entire sequence frame by frame, start to finish Shoot & animate final frames via Dragon Frame
- Post work in After Effects
- Edit & adjust full sequence & color correct in Final Cut
- Figure out how to end the piece (!!!)
Holy $#!! that’s a lot to do in the 16 days remaining. No matter how many hours I work, there always seems to be so much more to do! I’m even more limited now that I’m back at the office 9-5pm every day. Wish me luck!! Looking forward to sharing this with everyone.
Soul Seasons will launch at 1330 Main Street in Bridgeport as part of their City Canvases initiative project, and will be projected in the side of the building each night from August 2nd to August 8th from 9-11pm.
Please come to the launch! LET’S MAKE IT A BIG PARTY!