So when years later, after my graduation in space engineering, a video contest about space pops up (Wake-Up, Rosetta! Contest by the European Space Agency), I just felt compelled to do something about it!!
So here is the result of an afternoon of tremendous fun for the contest and, most importantly, a tutorial about how you can create the same kind of stories , with kids or friends or just your own, in the confort of your home or pretty much anywhere!
Ready? Let's go! :)
Step 1: Gather Material
- Black papersheets (lots)
- A white pen
- A digital camera. Optional : camera enabling the user to customize and freeze its settings (typically, a reflex camera)
- A tripod
- Lighting (lamps or studio spots)
- A computer
Step 2: Gather Inspiration
If you have a good idea of what story you would like to tell, good for you.
If not, my best advice would be to start drawing a character or a object you like and imagine how you would make it move in space by drawing the same object/character in a different position and so on...**
The most important is to have fun in the process and , also, nothing prevents you from drawing inspiration from other movies you might have seen! For instance, here are some stop-motion classics :
(1) Wallace and Gromit
(2) La Linea