Have any of you seen this commercial?:
You may not have realized, or even considered that this commercial was done super low-budget. So low budget, that if you have a digital point-and-shoot camera and a lot of time on your hands, you could make something magical as well.
Stop motion seems to be all the rage these days… For instance, new Wes Anderson film, Fantastic Mr. Fox is fully stop-motion, as was Coraline, released last year. You may love stop motion, and if you are Stefan Nadelman, than you have decided to use stop-motion-animation to create an American-centric-food-history of war since the second World War. Not. A. Joke.
For our classroom purposes, we have discussed artists like Robin Rhode and the use of film and image to create a film-like sense.
I want to show you a few ways (simple, quick, and dirty as one might say) to do this with kids in the classroom. We will use a digital camera, tripod and Reese’s peanut butter cups (Take that suckers who ditched class!) to create our own little scenes, which we will have to post on the blog later.