You know how I always talk about wanting to try out new things in my work and to always want to have more collaborations than me just churning out videos after videos like a soul-less factory? Well, here is another great example of me doing that!
When Wanling came to me she, was looking at the possibility of having a Lego stop motion story. Mostly also because the video is meant to be a surprise for Andrew (so we cannot involve him in the shoot) and that Wanling has a collection of Lego sitting nicely waiting to be played with.
So with the extra sets she borrowed from some friends, both of us set to work — together.
Boy I would be lying if I said this was an easy job. I would also be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous getting started on it. Wanling and I spent hours just working on one scene and we had quite a few in the video! I shot some scenes alone as well and I can tell you it is helluva back-breaking job requiring tons of patience and concentration. So with at least 10hrs of stop-motion making, I sure learnt a lot of the Do’s and Don’ts during this process.
And then there’s the post-production. I have to make sure I have enough frames just for one action/angle during production or I got to go back to the boards and make more (and trust me, you don’t want that).
This was new territory for both of us. I had done stop-motion before, but not to this level! So I am appreciative how Wanling was equally as excited to help me out with this video as I was to get a chance to try something new. And for that I am grateful. It also felt like we had achieved something together, making this video as much as it is my work as it is hers.
And that is why this is one of my more treasured works.