Turns out the easiest way to garner attention from just about everyone from students to professors is as simple as playing with Barbie and Ken dolls around campus.
Tasked with a stop-motion animation for my Intro to Digital Media course at Cornell University, I created a narrative not far from my own experiences at college. Overall the project was staged and created over eight days during which I recorded audio on a digital handheld audio recorder, staged the dolls with ample duct tape, floss, and luck, and captured each section with a Canon 5D MkI camera.
The final animated sequence was composed, edited, and animated using Adobe Photoshop CS5.
I had a great time creating this lighthearted film and enjoyed my first forray into the world of stop-motion animation.