You should probably just go ahead and clear the next 15 minutes of your schedule as I’m pretty sure you’re going to want to check out this epic Transformers stop motion movie. Even if you’re not a fan of the classic Transformers franchise, it’s hard to resist all the work that went into making this ridiculously awesome fan film.
The filmmaker and stop motion extraordinaire, Harris Loureiro, told us he shot the film entirely on a Canon 1000D over the course of six months. Since each individual motion has to be done by hand in between photographs, he said it would often take him about two hours and forty minutes just to get a usable 8 second clip (and, may we add, the movie is over 15 minutes long!).
Unfortunately, there’s no behind the scenes footage of the actual making of, as the only camera Loureiro had to work with was being used to make the actual stop motion. But, here’s a behind the scenes clip of the editing process that shows a slowed version of a segment from the film.
The last scene of megatron for the movie is about to finish. I have been saying a lots about "next week " before on releasing the movie lol. Well this is for sure will be the last week for the updates progress on the movie. And about how was the stop motion is done?. Here's a footage I record while making. I spend 2 hour 40 minutes to shoot a 8 seconds clip haha, but luckily the figure is very sturdy and have a great stability that wont fall easily. Due to his metal parts on the foot and heavy lower body thats helps alot for the upper body movement. It was shoot with 15fps (frame per seconds) Which mean 15 pictures take for 1 second of duration. And of course it wont be a 1 sec video you were shooting haha. And the movement between frame by frame with the camera dolly around the figure which is the movement on the fingers, arm , hip , head, shoulders. Took time for the right positioning it so that the gap wont be too big. If not…it will look ridiculous And this is how to get the smoothness on stop motion :)Hope this tips help you guys on your work. And thank you so much for staying with the page. Till all are one!
Posted by Harris Loureiro Films on Friday, April 17, 2015
Being able to see each frame like this really makes one appreciate how much time and attention to detail is spent on making sure the movements of the Transformers are smooth and realistic once all the individual frames are played back in a movie sequence. Stop motion photography just doesn’t get enough respect.
Pretty amazing. And don’t worry, Loureiro told he me he’s planning on doing more films like this in the future. You can subscribe to his Youtube channel if you don’t want to miss out.
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