Recently, we had a sweet Cloverton concert with Delusions of Pluto. The cost of admission was 3 cans of food, which are going to a local food pantry led by Panhandle Love In Action. As the pile of cans grew before the concert, I thought “It would have been cool to have set up a stop motion video of the counter as the cans were collected.” Good thought… too late.
But, last Thursday morning, I stole my wife’s camera, set it up on a tripod, and dumped out a box of cans to play. (Is it ever ok to play with someone else’s food?) I’ve never done a stop motion video before… just thought it would be fun. It was. I learned a few things though:
- Fewer moving parts would have been a good idea!
- More pictures = better.
- Small movements make for less stop, more motion.
- Stop motion takes a lot of time.
It’s fun to experiment, and just so I don’t keep all the fun for myself, here is my first jerky jump into the stop motion world. Also debuting is the compositional skill of my soon to be 9 year old son, Dakota. He’s been messing around with Pattern Music on my iPad and I used something he composed for some background music (based on his recent obsession with Phineas & Ferb). I’m much more impressed with the results of his technological experimentation than with my own!