Dec 26, 2013

Happy Holidays

My friend Niv ( and I made a little animated holiday greeting! Below the video are some process photos we snapped on our phones along the way. We had only my deskspace to shoot in, and we had to work around our internship/freelance schedules through December, but it was nice to do a low-key little project. I thought if I ended 2013 without new work I'd really hate myself HAHA. Luckily I had a lot of cardboard (I might be a cardboard hoarder), fabric, and paper so we didn't have to do too much buying.

We began with the idea of small houses, tiny flowers, and something spinning. We knew our resources were extremely limited, so the stopmotion animation was limited to something simple, like rotation.

glued cardboard to a lazy susan piece

looks like a third grader's school project hahaha. just some floral foam.

stuffing to give the mound some shape

Niv designed the flowers. We glued Hanji paper to copper wire. Colors were chosen based on what we had available in our closets/apartments.


paper doll also designed by Niv. I was lucky that my roommate had the perfect colored bedsheet we could use as a backdrop HAHA.
my other roommate had a nice tripod, whew.

Working in a team is really nice because you can keep each other motivated and accountable. You get new ideas but you also have someone to edit yours. So thanks, Niv!! It's a small piece, but I'm really glad I can end this crazy year of transitions with something I'm proud to share with my family and friends. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, holiday, and wishing you all a Happy New Year 2014.