‘Gulp’ is a short film by Sumo Science at Aardman – a creative team from Bristol/England, showing a fisherman going about his daily catch. This short movie was shot on location at Pendine Beach in South Wales. Every frame of this stop-motion animation was shot with a Nokia N8, which has a 12 megapixel camera and Carl Zeiss optics. The film has broken a world record for the ‘largest stop-motion animation set’, with the largest scene covering over 11,000 square feet.
Quoting one of the producers of this project:
The story is: man catches fish, man becomes bait for bigger fish, man gets swallowed by bigger fish, man accidentally sets off chain reaction.
I like the fact that the fisherman is an actual person and not a doll or a character created on the computer and that the boat and everything else that appears in the video was positioned manually for every single frame. They did a great job with this project, the result is wonderful: quality image, interesting story and concept and fluid images.
Also watch the ‘making-of’, an interesting video that shows how things went behind the scenes and how the stop-motion video was shot outside the controlled environment of a studio.
Featured photo from BlazoMania