I’ve been getting into stop motion video animation these days. It’s super fun, and a playful way to tell a story or show off a product.
Here are 4 techniques that I’ve tried so far in the studio. Which one is your favorite?
The Point Stop Motion
If you have a lot of different options or types of a certain product, the “point” is a great way to show them all off.
Miss Mustard Seed’s® MilkPaint™ has lots of different wax types, so I thought this technique would be a fun way to display them.
MMS MilkPaint™’s new formula is plant-based, non-toxic, eco-friendly, compostable and biodegradable. I wanted to create a stop motion that would emphasize those characteristics. So, I went out into the garden and picked some leaves, fern fronds and flowers. I positioned them in such a way that they looked like they were growing out of the bag!
This one took quite a while to create, but it was worth it in the end!
The Doodle Stop Motion
In the “doodle” stop motion, you draw a shape, write out a word or make a pattern with the product. I’ve got loads of ideas on videos to make in this style, but for now, here’s one I came up with using MilkPaint™ powder in Flow Blue:
To make this one rotate, I turned the entire table in a circle while I took my photos. In hindsight, I think I would re-do how I pivoted the table, but it was adorable for a first attempt!
This one is exactly what it sounds like – instructional. These are your how-to types of videos. For my practice video, I created a how-to mix MMS MilkPaint™ sequence.
The hardest part of this stop motion was the mixing part. You have to stir MilkPaint™ for a good couple of minutes before it all comes together, and it would have taken forever to take photos to show that entire process. So I decided to shorten it up and skip a few frames.
There are so many other stop motion formats I want to try. My brain is literally going haywire with all of the possibilities! I guess that’s a good sign that creativity is firing on all cylinders, eh?
Which stop motion is your favorite? Let me know if the comments below!