This post is exactly what the title says it is. It’s always been my dream to go behind the screens of an animated movie/clip coming to life. And out of a whim of inspiration, I decided to do something of my own! I didn’t have any of that fancy-shmancy equipment of a tripod, or frames, or Adobe After Effects which is apparently a really cool software that makes a lot of things a lot easier, so I just went old-school. I spent a lot of going-arounds of the clock’s arms to make the pictures using construction paper and a tiny, tiny pair of scissors for the tiny stuff. Here’s what my workspace looked like exactly.
The final cut didn’t really pan out as I’d planned it out in my head. Haha after all, what in life does pan out as planned out in our heads?
The lighting wasn’t the best because I suck at deadlines and the sun went home too early today. Stop-motion looks kind of animated-life-like when done professionally, but since this is my first attempt at it, I think you might just have to look past the parts of me having no idea of what I’m doing, and realising that I didn’t even have Windows Movie Maker and the eternal struggle of finding a good BGM. I really wanted the karaoke version of Fireflies by Owl City, especially after 1:15, to be it since it’s one of my life-time favourites and has a really good soundtrack. But alas, in the fear of getting ruffed up by internet cops due to copyright infringement, I decided against it and instead used a really helpful channel on YT called NoCopyrightSounds.
Okay that’s all with the technicalities. The video’s a little wishy-washy but I’d just love to see what you guys think. The idea of doing something like this has been in my head since the past entire week of my exams and however not close to visualisation it is, (much like advertisements of burgers) it became my guilty pleasure (much like a burger!) of doing something interesting and engaging for a change from studying non-stop and falling asleep periodically after a certain number of boredom intensifying pages. My math textbook was lying right there (refer workspace picture) the whole time feeling neglected. So I’m going to give it some attention tomorrow for the exam on Saturday after which I will be writing a proper, thought-out post that I haven’t done in a long while.
And now, drumroll! Behold a highly amateurish and slightly feeble, but high spirited new year’s wish video. Happy new year to all 🙂 , says she whose brain accepts itself to have become dysfunctional now that it’s almost 3 AM.