Eight winter days.

Close to 3,400 still frames captured with a Canon EOS 20D and 70-200 f/2.8 ranging from 1/1000 sec to 30 seconds at intervals ranging from 2 seconds to fifteen minutes depending on the forecast and time of day. Color temp locked at 5200K.

Extra-long matte box built out of a baby formula box to eliminate glare and reflections through the basement window.

Two snowfalls.

One day with temperatures well above freezing.

720p 3:2 full-frame and 1080p 16:9 close-up matte/letterboxer animation in Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended, then combined and re-rendered as a layered animation again in PSCS5E.

Lifesigns audio track created from a still frame with Photosounder. Piano, Bass, Vibraphone track created in RGB MusicLab. Wind, chimes, & ambient captured with Olympus LS-11. Tracks mixed down in Adobe Soundbooth CS5.

Final render with audio track, open/close credits in iMovie.


Special thanks to Bailey, my amazing German Shepherd, who turns 13 today, for being such a good sport about sharing her yard with this snowman for a week!

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