Save The Penguins by Urban Reiver from Urban Reiver on Vimeo.
After much fussing around and hours spent pulling out my hair (well, some of it), I have finally managed to get a video on here. Hooray! It is my first ever animation (round of applause please) and to be honest it was created for a bit of fun to pass the time on a cold, wet weekend. And who doesn’t love trying out new things?
This ‘bit of fun’ ended up taking a whole 2 days to create: setting the scene, sculpting the plasticine penguin and painstakingly taking all the hundreds of photographs, whilst imperceptibly moving the character into various positions. I won’t even mention the trouble I had putting it together, adding music and finally my logo. Thank goodness iMovie is so user-friendly, or I would have been completely lost.
It was watching the Wallace & Gromit movies that inspired me to have a go at my own stop-frame animation, as well as a visit to the amazing Edinburgh Zoo where I fell in love with the adorable yet comical penguins. Perhaps I’ll do a penguin sequel!