Building a multiplane

For this project, I really wanted to try using multiplane for the stopmotion shot. However, because we did not have any multiplane in our studio, I had to build one from scratch. So I went to the internet and found some images of handmade multiplanes. I measure the camera stand we had at the studio and planned how big it should be based on it.

I had to have an induction in order to use the wood workshop at school. Then I bought all the materials, and built the frame.

Finally I god two acrylic sheets and put them in the frame.

I was able to animate on it when I did a test animation with one puppet, but after we made all the puppet for the shot, it was too difficult to put all the paper puppetsin only two layers. So I bought two more frames and  create the depth that I wanted.

 

Insipiration for ENO project

I went to the British Museum to get some inspiration for the English National Opera project this weekend. Since I have chosen to use paper cut stop motion technique for some shots in my film, I need to start makin an paper cut puppets for the shots with inside the ark next week. I am still thinking what kind of character design I want in my film. I was inspired by the ancient sculptures from Middle East, China, paintings from Japan. Especially for the god Hara tee in my film, it was great to see how different countries picture the god.

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