Story: A lonely desk toy longs for escape from the dark confines of the office, so he takes a cross country road trip to the Pacific Coast in the only way he can – using a toy car and Google Maps Street View.
Whilst working on the film I shot this series of dramatic time-lapses with the help of students.
Most people think animators have great patients, they defiantly do, but they also posses in-human amounts of stamina and of energy! This is something rarely seen by audiences and we wanted to capture and display the animators actions using a slightly different timelapse process.
Instead of just leaving the camera to click away at set intervals, we manually took a frame in-between the frames Barry was capturing as he animated, the results show the puppet moving at the intended 25fps, almost!
Written, directed and animated by: Barry J C Purves
Produced by: Irina Margolina
Produced by: Loose Moose
DOP: Justin Noe
Camera and lighting: Joe Clarke
Puppet by: Mackinnon and Saunders