Saturday, November 5, 2011

Stop Motion Using Jelly Beans!

Following with Arturo’s stop motion theme, today I stumbled upon an interesting link that someone posted on Facebook that led me to some really interesting stop motion videos! Probably the most interesting one that I found is a music video, which incorporates, stop motion techniques and 288,000 jelly beans. Yup, that’s right jelly beans! It is a music video for the song “In Your Arms” by Kina Grannis, which took a little over 22 months and 30 people to create.

The thing that amazes me about this video if that they used very little green screen! The only thing they used it for was for some preliminary test shots to get the actor placement right and for reference when creating the video. They also created a storyboard and preliminary animation of all of the jelly bean frames for reference while shooting. All of the actually shots with the actor involve her lying on a glass table with the background of jelly beans underneath her! That takes a lot of attention to detail!

To get a better feel for what I am talking about you should watch the music video above and then watch the “making of” video below. The “making of” video gives a really nice insight into the creative way in which this was made and how much work and time they really put into it.

One of the parts that I find the most interesting is the part near the end of the video where Kina emerges back out of the jelly beans back into being a real person. Just watching the video that part didn’t necessarily stick out to me but after watching the making of the video and finding out that they used a plaster mold of her body and created the entire look by hand I appreciated it a lot more and went back and watched it a few times.

Whoever worked on this video must have had a lot of dedication to the project! I wonder how many jelly beans they ate along the way…hopefully none of the important ones!

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