With today's photo and video tools at hand, and science in mind, filmmakers, and biologists Rob Nelson, and Jonas Stenstrom set out to teach us how to use our gear to their fullest potential. Every week, 52 Things (get it?), releases a video that aims to tell an engaging story that will not only entertain, but educate us on how to be better storytellers ourselves. I love this concept. It reminds me a little of Lee and Patrick's efforts to post 30 videos in 30 days (shameless self promo).
In their first of fifty-two videos Nelson does a deep dive into the world of stop motion animation. We learn the different types of stop motion, the tools, some tips, and the techniques for creating our own stop motion fun. I've often toyed with the notion of trying this myself but have always been put off by the technical challenges, and long hours that seemingly come with stop motion work. That is until I saw Nelson's son turning out clips. Not to be out done by a six year old, I mustered up the drive to download the app and was off to the races. Fortunately, with the help of this video, I was able to quickly, and effortlessly, knock out my first stop motion animation video, while multitasking another of my morning routines. Which goes to prove, if a six year old and I can do it, so can you. But better I hope.