Our idea for our stop-motion project was a story about an ant exploring a busy city. The ant is small and lonely and is being almost stepped on by people crossing the street until it comes across a ghost costume made by a white sheet. The ant carries the ghost costume using a stick to stabilize it and wanders the streets scaring people passing by. The ant feels empowered until his costume is blown off by a gust of wind…The ant feels small and lonely again.
Shooting the film occurred over two days. We initially had issues lighting the scenes and getting good focused shots because of how small our drawings were. Eventually we found a good compromise with lighting between actual lights and light balancing through DragonFrame. For focusing the shots we had to get creative as often the clearest shots encompassed more than the cards on which the scenes were drawn.