Finally finished it up! (I really need to not make a stop-motion short in like 2 days, it’s so much work & burns me out!) Enjoy!
And Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!
I really tried to step it up with this one! Worked on sets, lighting, costumes, etc! Basically every frame needed to be Photoshoped in one way or another. All the text frames were done one at a time in Photoshop, and the scenes with 2 Felted Chicken Heads, were shot twice, then photoshoped together! WOW! I’m taking the next couple days off!!!
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So this weekend we went to a very fun Fall Festival at a local farm here in Los Angles! There were hayrack rides, a petting zoo, & a TON of pumpkins!! We had so much fun, and The Felted Chicken Head a a BLAST!
Then, a couple weeks ago we went to my first ever Dodger’s Game! It was pretty fun, but kinda boring… I remember it being way more excited when I was a kid. But we did eat peanuts & icecream outta one of those little baseball hats!
Felted Chicken Head Pick’n Pumpkins!
Pick’n a Pumpkin!
Beautiful Big sunflowers!
A Not-So scary scarecrow!
Getting swallowed whole by white pumpkins!
After a “roll in the hay”
Awesome corn maze sign!
Pick’n a Pumpkin!
So many pumpkins… which one to choose….
I picked my pumpkin! I wanted to get a big one, but they are so messy & I was scared some jerk would walk by the house & smash it, so I went with a mini one.
Felted Chicken Head at the Dodger’s Game!
Our first Dodgers Game! I kinda forgot how boring baseball can be….
LET’S GO DODGERS!!
I made his little “foam finger” just for the occasion!
Can’t go to a baseball game without eating peanuts!
So here is the very first Felted Chicken Stop Motion Movie!
I know it’s rough, but everybody has to start somewhere, right?!?!?
Things I learned about Stop Motion:
After making this short little video, I’ve learned a couple things about both creating & editing the animation…
1. Patience is Needed!! - I made this on a Friday night, in like an hour. I think it would be awesome to make a longer, better animated short, but I know it would take much more time. I was just moving the Felted Chicken & snapping picts without really any attention to the smoothness of the movements. I probably need to set up a designated space to film, that way I can leave it & come back later.
2. Found the Sound FX! – As you can tell, I’ve found the sound effects library in iMovie! It’s fun & now I can add little bings & zaps but need to be carefull to not to over do it.
3. iMovie Makes it Easy! – iMovie is pretty intuitive. There are also a lot of tutorials out there to show you how to make stop-motion in iMovie. Basically the process is: Import picts into iPhoto, add all the photos from your iPhoto album into your new project, adjust the photo duration, tweak, & BAM!
4. Photo Frame Rate? Between 0.1s and 0.2s – I can’t decide. 0.2s makes the animation a little more jumpy (as you can see), and the 0.1s goes by REALLY fast, so it requires a lot more photos. What do you think?
It was a fun experiment! I’m excited to get started on a larger project. Hopefully it will not become too time-consuming. It’s a lot of work, but seeing the finished project (which makes me laugh) is well worth it!!