I have found a love for making stop motion videos. There’s just something about them that makes my heart beat faster. I don’t know if it’s the conception (trying to come up with a fun idea), getting and putting all the pieces together that I need, executing it, or editing it to music that makes me love them.
Stop motions are quite deceiving. They are usually very short videos, but take hours to do. If you don’t know what a stop motion is, it’s basically a bunch of pictures consecutively placed together to make a moving video. Kind of like those little drawings that people do on the corners of book pages to make a stick figure run.
They look super easy to make, but I’ll tell you, moving a subject by mere inches at a time is pretty tedious. This 8 second stop motion took more than hour just to shoot! Then I had to edit the pictures, import them into my video program, add music and sounds…all of which took another couple of hours!
Now if it sounds like I’m complaining, I’m not really! I actually really LOVE the whole process of making stop motions. It makes me think, slow down and be exact. I’ve always been a lover of crafting, so it’s exactly what I call fun!
Though I’m just at the beginning of my stop motion madness, I’m excited when I get the opportunity to help others call attention to their products and brands with a unique stop motion just for them!