Laura Pigott


Home Sweet Home

November 2013

The aim of this project was to create a stop-motion animation which represented an everyday phrase or saying. I chose to represent "Home Sweet Home" by baking a house out of buttons, feathers, ribbons and more!

Interesting Parts

  • Not all scenes were shot on the same day, so matching of setup and lighting was a continuous process.
  • In total, 906 images were used to create this animation.
  • I created all of the sound effects and foley using objects from around the house e.g. spinning buttons around in a bowl to create the sound of the buttons in the blender.
  • The "growing" of the house was shot in reverse, so that I could ensure the final structure would look like a house.
  • The majority of this animation was shot at night time, so that I could have full control of the lighting of each scene.
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What I learned

  • I learned a lot about continuity, and how easily something can be inadvertently added/removed from a scene in between takes.
  • File management was of the utmost importance throughout this project, as I had never had to deal with so many images at one time before.
  • I learned a lot about correctly using a camera during this project, as this was the first time I had been exposed to a DSLR.
  • This project gave me the opportunity to learn about Adobe Premier Pro, through the process of laying out a project as well as exporting HD content.
  • I gained a great respect for the importance of storyboarding, as I knew exactly how I wanted each scene to look before I began shooting, which was a great time-saver.
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