Pete the Sheep
Pete the Sheep
Here is a (very) short video that my brother and I created and produced together. He came up with the idea and the story and directed it. I designed, created and animated Pete and the other sheep.
This was my very first stab at doing animation and stop motion. My brother and I definitely and vastly under estimated what it takes to do stop motion. We learned a TON by experience alone, and can't wait to right some wrongs on our future animated videos.
I'm anxious to hear what you all have to say.
Also, if you interested, visit the website for a photo gallery of "making of" images.
Re: Pete the Sheep
Thanks for the kind replies!
We didn't plan ahead well and ended up doing the whole thing in a single cutscene. As in we didn't break it up with different camera angles. That lead to a constant list of nightmares to happen:
- camera movement between shootings (as much as we tried it ultimately got bonked. Also, this put the camera out of commission for any other usage for many months. I live in the Northwest and had to fly over to Kansas City multiple times to work on this video in my brother's basement. There a few times where there was a good month between shootings.)
- did it all on tables that wiggled and were not bolted down
- one of the lighting stands was right next to where I sat and I ended up moving it ever so slightly without knowing it.
- since Pete's shoulders and arms were clay they changed over whole process. started out smooth and ended up warbled and ugly.
- we were forced to shoot the video in consecutive order as the timeline. meaning we couldn't skip to sequence and then come back to do another.