Featuring the Berlin Hi-Flyer "Welt Balloon". Filmed from a room at the Relaxa Hotel by Pavol Liska and Kelly Copper.

This video is part of a series of stop motion animations that were made in 2011 and 2012 by Nature Theater of Oklahoma as a preparation and exploration for a projected animated film that would eventually become Life and Times - Episode 4.5. The films were composed from individual still photographs shot with a Cannon Mark ii camera in various locations while the company was on tour with Life and Times - Episodes 1 and 2. No one in the company had ever done animated film before, and we were learning as we experimented. Breaking down time into individual still moments was a challenge both for the directors and the actors involved. The individual photographs -- done often over the course of an entire day -- were later assembled in Final Cut at a rate of 10 frames per second to create the motion.

This animation was made during the course of an afternoon and is really more of a time lapse than a proper animation. The balloon featured makes several trips up and down each day with tourists. In the windows here you can see other hotel guests going about their business.

To see other animations in the series, go to: vimeopro.com/oktheater/stop-motion-animations

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