We have some videos from our exploration in the Wana tribe, but just as many still photographs to work with. As I work on adding energy for the video’s visuals, I came across these two videos that use still photographs in an engaging way.
The first video involves the parallex effect, used by artist Joe Fellows to separate layers of a still photograph and add motion using photos from the World Wildlife Fund. I was able to incorporate the parallex effect into a couple of shots in this video, though I don’t have the extra movements of the characters, which he creates using the puppet pin tool. source
A second inspiration video provided much inspiration, but the stop-motion effect has been removed from the aviation video at this point. My “stop-motion” did not come across quite as smoothly as this artist, Gioacchino Petronicce. He took tons of still photos and mixed them up on different timelines at 12, 15 and 25 fps, then he sped them up to 150-200%, so that the frames overlapped. source
His first attempts were scratched, as are mine! Though I am now looking at some basic pan-and-scan ideas to see if that will keep the flow of the video and remove some of the “jitters” from my last version. =)