Wow. I haven’t seen something like this for a long time.This was first posted on my movie blog here, and I decided to re-post it here.
Shooting entirely on Nokia smartphones, filmmakers broke the world record for the largest stop-motion animation set as they create Gulp on Pendene Beach in South Wales.
The short film broke the world record with the biggest scene stretching over 11,000 square feet of Welsh sand. Gulp tells the story of a hunter becoming the hunted as the tables turn on a lone fisherman after he lands a big catch.
Shot using only “Nokia smartphones”, the short film was created by directors Sumo Science, part of Oscar-winning animation studio Aardman whose most famous creations include stop-motion characters Wallace and Gromit.
The film-makers also released a short making-of video which helps to shed light on the mammoth production. Hundreds of crew members and volunteers, along with a cast of one, painstakingly worked around the clock one frame at a time to create the 78-second clip.
Co-director Will Studd said: “The film was a huge test of planning and coordination with mother nature. We were incredibly lucky with conditions and tide times – sometimes we got our final frame for the day just as the waves crashed in around our set.”
Well, I can add that the animation really turned out to be great. This is what teamwork is all about ,and its great to see mechanism working flawlessly. You can watch the full film (+ the making of) on this page.