Type: animation, stop-motion, photography
As a kid I would construct simple stop motion animations first with my parents Polaroid camera, and then disposable point and shoots when they were available. After years absence I decided it would be a fun personal project to take two things I loved as a kid, Stop Motion Animation and Transformers, and do one of my own.
THE PATIENCE. THE PRIDE, THE PRECISION
Starting off it may not look like much, but properly setting up a scene with lights, camera angle, depth of field and even shutter speed can be seemly small things that can destroy an entire shoot. Fortunately in this case, I took my time to find the right place for the final background, and noted the sunlight direction/intensity. Having an accurate representation of what the final location would look like, while imagining what Optimus would look like greatly helped me plan out my shoot and the overall action that I wanted to accomplish. Creating stop-motion animations is a lot of fun, but be prepared as it is also a lot of work as well.