Original stills had to be taken for our ancillary tasks, but I manipulated them using Serif PhotoPlus to make them fit the conventions of those products and create a professional finish. I erased the background on the main image of the campervan.
Although the whole background has not been erased here, it did not appear like this on my magazine advert.
I used a Panasonic digital video camera to film the footage needed for our music video. This camera also has a function to take still images so I also used it for the stop frame animation. Being able to get the raw material for our video from one device proves the importance of technological convergence.
The stop motion creates a fast cut montage effect throughout the video…