1. our stop motion story board

  2. Final Stop Motion


  3. Personal Statement

    Having one class to do everything without the lecture and limited help from a stand in lecture and class members in how to use the Adobe Premier Pro program I think Alicia and I were successful as we finally managed to actually get through it and produce a stop motion!  Along the process I had many of challenges; I didn’t have access to a tripod and I think the end product suffered for this as my hands inevitably moved around making the movement of each frame unsmooth as well as some frames being out of focus. When using Premier Pro our first problem when trying to load our pictures into the timeline were that everything was magnified to a ridiculous rate and you couldn’t see anything. Thankfully Josh’s stand in was able to help with this problem and we scaled to fit our workspace which worked for most frames. The frames in which it didn’t work for we manually did by right clicking the screen in which was playing the stop motion, changing the magnification and moving the screen to fit. After this we had to add transitions, opening and closing credits as well as play around with the frame duration in which we actually did with ease! Whilst I was playing with adding the credits etc Alicia was finding a piece of music and found the last petal which we both agreed suited it well once we transferred it into our stop motion once again with ease! I was thinking I was finally getting the hang of it! so when she removed her usb from the computer and the program had a pop up window asking where file had gone for the music? We panicked! The thought of having to redo the project over was horrible but after playing around we both kind of realised it was easily fixed by saving the music file to my usb. After this we were finished! And because Alicia did have alittle knowledge of the program from using it back in high school we were able to render it easily and then we had to export it in which sarahs instructions helped dearly! We exported it into MPEG4 and Quicktime. MPEG4 I’m sure is great for phones but the quality sucks so I’m using my Vimeo account to upload the quicktime version and link it to tumblr. As for uploadin to a phone i have a dinosaur phone so maybe this can be achieved in the last class with someone elses phone? All in all I’m just really proud that dispite all the challenges we had Alicia and I taught ourselves how to use Adobe Premier Pro and produced a stop motion animation (even if it’s low quality) within the time given.


  4. Synopsis

    So after our first class looking into Stop motion we formed a partnership (Alicia and Jodie) the next class Jodie was unwell and then we missed the class after due to a public holiday which left one class in which Joshua was going to be away for and one class after the holiday so over emails we’ve been trying to come up with some ideas and agreed upon using chewing gum as the main feature and decided to meet up on a Thursday morning to take all the photographs write the synopsis and do our storyboards. Our initial idea began with a piece of chewing gum discarded and left behind in a lift. The chewing gum then slowly creeps up the side to press the button and then would venture around the building. When we finally got the piece of gum up to the elevator buttons we realised it was going to take longer than the time we had available to get it back down again and it was going to be really difficult to get the chewing gum over the huge gap between the lift floor and the buildings’ floor, while the lift doors would be closing and people would be trying to use the lift.
    We decided to settle for a simpler idea; telling a sad story about a singular piece of chewing gum:
    A packet of chewing gum lays on the floor and a singular piece of chewing gum climbs out and unravels, upset because he has been left unnoticed, he climbs up a wall and on his way comes across a few horrific sights. Now distraught, the chewing gum gets to the top and is ready to end it all by jumping off the edge. Luckily, a female chewing gum comes a long and sweeps him away. They stroll around happily until she accidentally falls of the edge and slowly crumbles. Mr Chewing is distraught and quickly runs off the edge.
    We had to find sad music to appropriately accompany the story. A piece from a friend of Alicia’s who composes music worked really well at enhancing the narrative.

  5. the final cut! it is shocking quailty i’ll upload the better quailty one later once i’ve made a youtube account.  


  6. How to save the project


    Export >

    Format - Quick Time

    Preset - Custom

    Video - Frame Rate 25 (stick to whatever you have edited it in)

            - Field Type Progressive

            - Aspect Square Pixels 


  7. wonderful-individual:











    This is from the slut walk. One of the arguments is that girls ask for rape because they wear slutty clothes, short skirts, tight, low-cut tops. This girl is an example of the fact that rape victims can look like anyone, you, me, this girl. Rapists. Dont. Discriminate.

    I promised a long time ago that I’d reblog this whenever I saw it on my dash. No regrets, it breaks my heart every single time.

    an incredibly important message, rape is rape. no one is ever asking for it. a woman has the right to dress how ever they want - it is society that identifies risque dressing as ‘asking for it’, and in my opinion, that way of thinking needs to be diminished.

    Always, always reblog.

    Doesn’t matter what your blog is about. Forever reblog.

    Reblogging for around the 100th time

    always reblog

    Relatable post.

    reblogging because instead of teaching girls that they can’t dress how they want people should teach boys and men to not rape men or women.

    doesn’t go with my blog. but I have to reblog this.

    it probably took a lot of strength to put those clothes back on again..she’s very brave

    (via danisnotfrozen-deactivated20140)

  8. unchiensanspeine:


    Title: Swing
    Artist: Yunfan Tan

    also interesting

    (via gregoryackland)

  9. likeafieldmouse:

    Christian Thompson - Australian Graffiti (2008)

    interesting for ceramics

  10. i love this song :)