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Posted by youneekusername, on 2007-01-09 20:53:36

Classroom Set!

I need approval for the work that I do so I thought I'd post my most current set I just completed to see what you guys/gals think. I'm still somewhat of a newb and am working on an unofficial stopmo music video for a radiohead song. My story calls for a few different sets....here's the one scene that takes place in a children's classroom. The film will be in black/white. I know it's small but there really won't be a lot of animating in this scene, basically you'll just see a boy sitting in a desk all alone in the classroom. Any comments welcome. Oh yeah and it's complete but I still need to add "molding" above the wallpaper in the second picture....otherwise it's pretty much finished. Image Hosted by ImageShack.us Image Hosted by ImageShack.us -Mike

Posted by aryanaco, on 2007-01-10 18:56:58

very nice! whats the story like?

Posted by youneekusername, on 2007-01-10 19:15:30

First of all, thanks! This set wasn't as hard (or take as much creative effort) as some of the others because it's a normal classroom and I basically used dollhouse furniture instead of making my own furniture like I did for a bedroom set I made. So that made things a bit easier on myself....The story is a simple one, which makes sense since it's only going to be approx. 4 min. long. I'm basing the story off my interpretation of the song "everything in it's right place" by Radiohead. So since interpretations can be varied or scattered, the story may seem a little that way as well......which is fine because it's just a music video. Anyway, my story takes hold of a couple different concepts , one being dream vs. nightmare and the other being the comfort (or discomfort) of everything being in it's right place, so to speak. My take on the song is that it's about waking up after a nightmare and after seeing everything in it's right and usual place you realize you are not dreaming anymore and can go on with life. I know there could be several ways to interpret the song which is why i'm trying to be somewhat open minded (even with my interpretation) when it comes to actual making of the film. You can check out my first set I made for this project under "Tim Burton Inspired Set" posted under this same section of "Stop Motion Sets". All my walls are basic foamboard painted with acrylic paints and dressed up with whatever props needed. Again, all the furniture in the "Bedroom Set" was fabricated by my own two hands because I wanted to give it almost an expressionist-look to help out with the nightmare part of the story. Thanks again for your nice words, -Mike