Animation 1-26-11

Featuring Gabel Eiben. Filmed in a hotel room in Lisbon by Kelly Copper and Pavol Liska

This video is part of a series of stop motion animations that were made in 2011 and 2012 by Nature Theater of Oklahoma as a preparation and exploration for a projected animated film that would eventually become Life and Times - Episode 4.5. The films were composed from individual still photographs shot with a Cannon Mark ii camera in various locations while the company was on tour with Life and Times - Episodes 1 and 2. No one in the company had ever done animated film before, and we were learning as we experimented. Breaking down time into individual still moments was a challenge both for the directors and the actors involved. The individual photographs -- done often over the course of an entire day -- were later assembled in Final Cut at a rate of 10 frames per second to create the motion.

This animation was made again with Gabel in a hotel room in Lisbon. Kelly had gone to a flower shop that day and bought some wooden lady bugs that became part of this film. This was also the point at which we realized we needed a tripod.

To see other animations in the series, go to: vimeopro.com/oktheater/stop-motion-animations