Stop-motion short movie
September | 2014
TeenVoice makes super interesting Vinfos explaining many of the things that are in teens’ heads. Mindy is the star of the show in her quest, as a teen herself, to answer as many of the questions teens have about life. Apart from the work already done, we got commissioned by TeenVoice to create a stop-motion video, which would show teenagers that life is made up of constantly making decisions.
Stop motion is an animated filmmaking technique in which objects are physically manipulated in small increments between individually photographed frames so that they will appear to exhibit independent motion or change when the series of frames is played back.
The movie itself is a social media advert created using mixed media. Stop motion and digital animation were integrated to create the effect seen. The storyline is highly adventurous and meant to engage teenagers in understanding what they go through at this very particular moment in life. It shows that every single moment decisions need to be taken.
The main character of the movie is Bianca Jones. Our teenage heroine embodies a very naive but very courageous person, which is most of the teenagers nowadays. The teenagers are full of energy but still need to build up a character to be able to make it out there.
The Pygmies are here to represent the dangerous aspects of this unexpected world shown in the video. Of course, a colourful approach was taken, as even though the video is meant to be educational, it was very important to make it appealing for the teenagers to watch.
This is the behind-the-scenes of the video. The IPOINT team handmade all of the scenes using paper in preparation for the actual stop-motion shots. This was a laborious yet very interesting process. Every detail was handcrafted to perfection. Since the main material used was paper, by using minimal budgets and equipment but focusing on our creative energy, the team managed to pull off a very professional concept.
An initial teaser was created, with the intent to tantalise the audience. Teen Voice had already garnered a substantial following on its social media platforms so the teaser was meant to reveal and hint towards the new products being developed. It exposes the artistry which was behind the video and created a high level of curiosity pre-video launch.
Making of:Cliff Scene - The Cliff video scene exposes the multitude of layers, which were created and required to achieve the final result, which was also obtained with the aid of digital animation.
Making of:Logo Appearance - With regards to the logo animation it is very important to emphasise that this was all done in paper and stop motion. No digital animation was involved here.
Making of:Distant Scull Scene - Again the layering helped to create the final desired effect required. The detail which went in hand making the paper scenes themselves is visible here.
When the scene structures were finally ready it was time to shoot. After the shooting was done the digital animation part came in to tie all together and create the final production.