For this last installment of the stop-motion animation series, we’ll be tackling a feature from Aardman Studios entitled ‘Chicken Run’. Learn more about the story after the jump.
Chicken Run is a stop-motion animation feature suited for the whole family. Set in 1961 England, the film tells the story of chickens and their attempt to escape the chicken farm where they feel like prisoners. Each chicken must produce a certain number of eggs in order to stay alive. One particular chicken, Ginger, has already tried escaping the farm but getting caught, much to her dismay. The owner of the chicken farm, Mrs. Tweedy, sees that she must increase profit to keep her farm afloat. Her solution is to create a machine that will produce chicken pies. Together, the chickens must device a plan in order to avoid ending up as chicken pies.
Chicken Run was created with clay puppets. The sets that were used were three dimensional to provide more texture to the scenes. No doubt, bringing life to clay chickens was no easy task. There were a total of 40 animators working together to bring movement to the characters in the film. Apart from that, they also had to work hard to come up with footage since a minute of screen time was equivalent to more or less 1,440 frames.
All the chickens in the film wore a scarf, collar or necklace not only to tell each character apart, but also to hide the seams connecting the heads to the bodies.
The feathers of the chickens were individually painted by hand.
Mel Gibson, who was the voice of Rocky, recorded his dialogue in the United States while all of the other characters recorded in the UK.
The names of the towns used in the film were all British WWII war planes.
The film was shot at 20 frames per second instead of the standard 24 frames per second.
Art director and analog photographer Mark Hannah introduces yet another fascinating box camera, the Imperial 620. Learn about its quirks and discover its hidden feature in this installment of Vintage Camera Reviews.
In the work of Binh Danh, art is space for the unnamed to be seen. When war is the theme every detail counts. How does one person tackle this massive issue, where death and the value of lives intersect? A one-man job becomes a job about other men. And so for his series "Immortality: The Remnants of the Vietnam and American War" he made chlorophyll prints to express the indelible mark of war on various lands. Soldiers and laymen whose faces and records have been archived are given another chance to be remembered.
Matthieu Soudet's Petzval photos, like his other work, marry pristine landscapes with the human form. He again exhibits his penchant for mixing the sensual with the serene in a new series of images, this time taken with the Lomo'Instant Wide camera. Learn more about the French photographer in this exclusive interview.
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We're always on the lookout for inspiring content from our community newcomers. This week, Kana Fujisaki grabbed our attention with her evocative photo series featuring young lovers by the sea. In this quick chat, our featured Lomographer from Japan opens up about her humble beginnings and the inspirations behind her intimate imagery.
Last week at Lomography NYC, we were lucky to have Emily Murphy of the garden design blog Pass the Pistil visit us for a special workshop. She talked abut how gardening is a different kind of analogue, and not that different from photography. Learn more here!
In this series, we talk to film fanatics from all around the UK about their passion for film photography. Today we feature The Quang Tran, who is originally from Vietnam and has been experimenting with the LomoChrome Purple and Turquoise films.
There’s a certain quietness to Kadin Tiu's work. Her paintings and photos are never obtrusive, but there seems to be a story tucked somewhere underneath. She recently collaborated with Lomography on a series of photos using the Minitar-1 lens, which she talks about in this short interview.
We are thrilled to announce that Lomography will be joining The Photography Show at the Birmingham NEC for a third year. We will have a stall showcasing our most popular range of instant cameras, Lomography Art Lenses, and accessories. We will hold a series of Lomo'instant Wide workshops, too. The show runs from March 19 to 22, 2016. Find out how to book tickets here.
Moment Hung is a copywriter from Hong Kong who loves attending gigs and meeting new people. In this interview, our newcomer of the week expands more about his passion for live music and of course photography!
One Christmas, David Townsend was given the Konstruktor by his wife. It sparked an idea in his head, taking inspiration from Jack Lowe's Lifeboat Station project and his love for photography. He built and beautifully customised the Konstruktor and has just embarked on his own long term analogue project, because a camera is for life, not just for Christmas. Learn more about his project in this interview.
Brazil is an awesome country for traveling. There's so much to explore, each place very different from one another. It will definitely take a stretch of trips just to get to know this this South American pearl. I finished my copa tour last year in Marajó, the island of bulls—it just might be an eternal highlight for me.
New York City - the ideal place to go to if you're looking for unstoppable energy. There's plenty of exciting things going on, but you need to be lightning-fast if you want to seize the moment. This is what makes the Lomo'Instant Wide the perfect camera to use - it captures all the details in one wide instant snapshot! See it in action with our special video after the jump.
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