I haven't been on here for ages and can't find my old thread, so I've started a new one. Here is my finished stop motion segment as part of the completed film.
scene at 1:50
I had planned on shooting a couple more scenes, but ran out of time so settled on a simple progress map (at 6:46).
How do you think it works as part of the bigger piece?
The map looked good I think, but the shot was too short to really take it in. Long enough to recognise North America, but not enough to really get where exactly you are. If you just slow it to half speed, even if it becomes a bit steppy, that would make it work better.
Watched that bit again. First impression was that it was about 1 sec long but on second viewing I think it was close to 2 seconds. If it was one of a series of cuts to the map, so we had seen it before, that would be enough. But on it's own or as the first map shot, it feels chopped off just as I realise there is a car moving on it.
I haven't watched the whole film yet, download speeds are painfully slow and it would take a while for enough of the film to load so it wouldn't keep stopping and starting.
Thanks, I was worried the map shots (about 4 or 5 through out the film) were too short. They were an after thought and I squeezed them in to an already edited sequence, so I didnt have to move the music or any dialogue. In hindsight I should've taken the time to re-edit those segments to give the maps some breathing space.
As I said, the first one probably needs the space more than the later ones, since the viewer has seen the map before by then. It looked modelled in 3d - clay or paper mache? It was certainly worthy of being seen for 2 seconds longer.
Here are some behind the scenes pics of my characters and set:
Behind the scenes gallery