This is me at our university's FMX stand
(Just behind me in the bottom left you can see stills from the film)
At the conference i was lucky enough to see some great stop motion films and also some amazing talks from people working on the big stop motion films.
I watched some particularly good talks on the Friday, first was a talk entitled 'Filming Aardmans pirates,' presented by Tom Barnes from Aardman, i of course jumped at the chance to see this and thoroughly enjoyed learning about the different methods used to create the film.
I also got to see a talk by Mark Shapiro from LAIKA, this i was extremely exited to see as we got a look behind the scenes on the Coraline movie and the upcoming ParaNorman.
This was an amazing look at how everything was made, after the talk i was able to get to see and hold some of the stop motion puppets from Coraline, this was a wonderful opportunity to see how the puppets worked.
Although a wonderful experience and though i learnt a lot it means that i have lost a week on filming, i started up again on Monday and am planning to have all scenes filmed by the end of the week, then i have left myself a week for editing and then the three minute version of the film will be complete, although i still have all of the sets so the full nine minute version can still be created after the hand in.
So i will be working hard for the next two weeks and then will have a film ready to show.
I will upload some pictures at the end of the week if i have time.