Shooting the largest stop motion film using a cell phone Nokia N8

8.6.2011

Never before has sharing media been easier or less expensive than now. It is pretty mind boggling if you really think about how far we have came just within the last 3 years of media capturing and sharing. With out financial backing(sponsors), not long ago making movies and videos that looked incredible was totally out of reach by 99% people I know. Now you can buy a $700 DSLR that shoots video with a decent lens and you can shoot video that is better than most 5-10k cameras out there.

All this came to mind because I cam across this stop motion video bellow. It is stop motion video that looks incredible shot entire on a cell phone, the Nokia N8 with a 12 megapixel camera.

Granted it took a massive tastk to make this video but the same effort would have been made even if they were using the high end cameras.

‘Gulp’ is a short film created by Sumo Science at Aardman, depicting a fisherman going about his daily catch. Shot on location at Pendine Beach in South Wales, every frame of this stop-motion animation was shot using a Nokia N8, with its 12 megapixel camera and Carl Zeiss optics. The film has broken a world record for the ‘largest stop-motion animation set’, with the largest scene stretching over 11,000 square feet.

The animators: http://www.aardman.com​
The sand artists: http://www.sandsculptureice.co.uk​
The phone: http://www.nokia.com/​n8

A very interesting video about the The Making of:

Here’s a film taking you behind the scenes on ‘Gulp’, Aardman’s world record breaking short film. It reveals what went in to making such a complex film outside and away from the controlled environment of a studio, and how it was shot using a Nokia N8.

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