nedelja, 27. november 2016

Christmas is everywhere - my first stop motion animation

Hello everyone. As you'll see there was a reason why I didn’t show up for such a long time. I was working on a project that really needed every single part of my creativity to put together my very first (and surely not last) Stop motion animation film – Christmas is everywhere. If you feel curious and you love the old fashioned Christmas stories than click on the picture below...

It all began in September 2015 when we were having a nice dinner with family & friends. We were talking about what we love doing and suddenly we realized that together we can make something special and the idea of making something for Christmas was just around the corner and inspired us. Of course we all knew we’ll not make it for the Christmas that was just about to come but for the next one. And so each one contributed with what he does best:

Matej Cernatič – lyrics and audio editing, mixing
Marko Vidmar – bass, back vocals, music arrangement, audio editing, mixing and mastering
Jure Francetič – music composition, guitar and vocals
Jagoda Ladynska Francetič – back vocals
Jana Korečič – scenography and video creator

I started to make this project in January 2015 and it took all year to complete it and to make the little family alive. Besides the stop motion animation video my husband's band created a brand 

new Christmas song 

to complete this creative package.

I worked on every prop except for the knitted parts. In fact my mom did all the knitting. I wanted them very much because in my opinion they gave to the home and the puppets a special warm feeling. My mom is an excellent knitter and so I’m very grateful that she contributed to this special Christmas project.

I had to make several sets and every set require a special attention to details. This kind of projects are really time consuming but in the end they really give a lot of satisfaction. For those who don’t know what is a stop motion animation I can try to explain it:

 SMA is an animation technique that physically manipulates an object so that it appears to move on its own. The object is moved in small increments between individually photographed frames, creating the illusion of movement when the series of frames is played as a fast sequence. So for this almost 5 minutes film there were necessary 4721 photos and every next frame I needed to move the puppets and everything else was necessary to create the illusion of movement.

You know I was working with 

Canvas Corp Brands  

for several years now and  this projects is not an exception because I used many paints, mists, metal embellishment, fabrics and more from their range. I have to say a big thank you to this great team because they waited for me for a log time and believed that it was worth to. I enjoyed using their products that helped me enormously to make the sets come true!

In this post I wanted to dedicate this short film to everybody likes Christmas and to the ones that like the old fashioned Christmas stories. I want also to say a big thank you to all that make this video came true and contributed in any way to see it realized. 

I will surely do some posts in December with some special Behind the scenes moments so if you like the video don’t forget to come back!!!

And I wish a great advent to everyone because 

Christmas is everywhere 

and if you want to find out why, watch our video!!!!