The process of doing a shortfilm in the Master of Stop Motion Animation in BAU is always very interesting.
Finding the right story is really hard, especially when you work in a group. Everybody has many ideas and it’s necessary to compromise and make choices that are functional for the whole team. Once you agree on the concept and the storyboard, the designing and building of the set and puppets begin. Adapting the material to your story or the other way around gives you new ideas for the construction.
When you start animating you know you will have unexpected problems to deal with, but when they start to appear, you have to act fast and come up with smart solutions. The most difficult part is to fix these obstacles while keeping in the schedule, but not compromise the visualization or conceptual elements of the story. During this creative journey, as much as it is good to strive for perfection, it is also important to remember that this is a learning process and one should be open to new things and perspectives, and to not forget to have fun along the way!
Here you can watch the “Making Of” of the shortfilm “From The Same Thread”, which was made in this year of Master of Stop Motion Animation in BAU: