Today I won’t be sharing a DIY project or recipe, but a film instead! A Purrfect Pair is my latest stop motion animation about a dog and cat who spy each other at the veterinarian’s office and instantly fall in love. After being dragged away from each other by their owners, they dream of what their life together would be like.
I entered this film into the ViewFinders NBC Universal Film Challenge and made it to the finals, which was incredibly exciting! Now it has been selected for the People’s Choice Gallery of the YoungCuts Film Festival! It is competing against other great short films for three spots in this year’s final selection. In order to get there, it needs VOTES! I would really appreciate it if you would go watch and vote 🙂
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So, how did I make this film? I had always been inspired by Andrea Dorfman, a local filmmaker, after taking a ViewFinders workshop with her. I was incredibly honoured to be along side her in the CBC Atlantlic Shorts Gala in the Atlantic Film Festival last year. In her stop motion film, she used paper, a technique I had never tried before! I decided to test it out, and came up with a storyboard for A Purrfect Pair.
I created all my characters and sets out of paper and tried out filming…but it didn’t go as smoothly as I planned. SO – I imported everything into the computer, used Photoshop in some places, and finished up the film with Final Cut Pro X. I am very happy with the results, and learned A LOT more about editing in the process.
I can’t wait to head to the University of Advancing Technology in the fall to learn even more!
I hope you enjoy the film! Please share it around 🙂