[size=5]This is the story behind my pet project this summer - A one-shot stop-motion music video for one of my freshly recorded songs. It's still a work in progress but a lot of the work has been done and it's looking awesome.[/size]
[size=6]The concept and idea[/size]
I'd just finished writing my first CD and wanted to make a filmclip to cap it all off. I was inspired by this awesomely creative clip and thought it'd be a lot of fun to do something similar.
We liked the original concept; We'd get to meet all those people and get them all involved in the creative process and then hopefully get them interested in the music. It's also a really novel idea in general and novel ideas can sometimes get some good attention. Just look at the original, it's had over 1.5 million views.
We didn't want to just copy that idea so to spice things up a bit we changed the original format a bit. Instead of getting developed photos, we used an iPad. This gave us a colour video and a couple of other awesome little tricks we could work with, which I'll show you later.
Next spice up... I'd written a song called “This Man's Brighter Days”, about the lighter side of breakup... so this meant the photos could only be done with cute girls to match the theme... also conveniently made the project just a little more fun
So here's the basic concept explained through the medium of dodgy animations!
First, we film a video clip for the song:
Next we split that video into it's different frames and load them all onto an iPad:
Now we run around the city ask a few hundred girls to hold up one frame on the iPad while we take their photo :
(note: not a real girl)
And then finally we piece all those photos together to get the original video happening again on the iPad while those smiling faces fly by: