I thought this might be interesting to show - it's the animatic for Address Is Approximate which was essential for working out the stop motion timings.
Once the music track was chosen I drew the storyboards which I then scanned & edited together, also adding basic animation and reference graphics so I could get a clear idea of the exact number of frames I needed to shoot.
You'll see that there are a couple of shots in here that didn't make it to the final cut, but overall this is pretty much how it came out.
A two-minute animated voyage through nature's life cycle, following the trials and tribulations of a humble apple seed.
The film was kindly funded by Adobe, made using their CS4 range of software. It was produced at Nexus Productions and features a soundtrack by Jape. It was made using a mixture of stop motion papercraft and 2D drawn animation.
Credits for the film are as follows:
Story and direction : Johnny Kelly
Production manager: Jo Bierton
2D animation: Michael Zauner
3D animation: Eoin Coughlan
Paper modeler: Elin Svensson
Assisted by: Anna Benner
Stop frame DOP: Micolaj Jarosewicz
Stop frame animation: Matthew Cooper
Compositing: Alasdair Brotherston
Sound supervisor: Mike Wyeld
Foley artist: Sue Harding
Executive producers: Charlotte Bavasso, Chris O’Reilly
Producer: Christine Ponzevera
Agency: Goodby, Silverstein & Partners
Creative director: Keith Anderson
Associate Creative Director: Tony Stern
Associate Creative Director: Frank Aldorf
Art director: Johan Arlig
Copywriter: Steve Payonzeck
Art director: Karishma Mehta
Copywriter: Gregory Lane
Interactive Producer: Stella Wong
Art Buyer: Jenny Taich
A few excerpts from a 10 minute, one man live performance piece.
Using projection mapping onto street furniture, a dandypunk travels through various fantastical worlds, interacting with strange characters and treacherous landscapes, in the hope of unfolding the secrets and learning the techniques from the ancient book of "The Alchemy of Light".
*Sacred Geometry in logo by Grahame Gardner (used with permission)
*Falling silhouetted man performed by Roger Fojas..
Embrace (2012) is a 2D motion graphics work that combines live action video of a dance performance with graphic effects to demonstrate an artist’s journey towards creative ecstasy. By using a visually rich multi-planar space in tandem with three distinct color palettes, Pearsall reveals the difficult and time-consuming creative struggles that are a necessary component of the artistic process.
A film by Ashley Rae Pearsall
Performed by Megan E. Martinez
Additional Cinematography by John Mattiuzzi
Additional Editing by Stephanie Andreou
Music by Valtteri Kujala
The Icebook - the world's first projection mapped pop-up book. An exquisite experience of fragile paper cutouts and video projections that sweep you right into the heart of a fantasy world. It is an intimate and immersive experience of animation, book art and performance.
For more information on the making of and the artists please visit: theicebook.com.
Music: Ben Woods