Sponsored by Sony Action Cam
The Picture Machine
Directed by STUDIO NOS
One of the oldest forms of animation meets Action Cam by Sony in this custom animation system designed and created by Studio Nos. This delightful process and its results involve a remote-controlled car pod, painstaking craftsmanship and a parade of illustrated, dancing mushrooms.
How it was made:
The Action Cam was placed inside a remote-controlled car-rig (below, left) that traveled around the circular path of an animation system. Animation frames were mounted on the wall of the system. The camera shoots as it travels in its car-pod along the path, creating the effect of an animated zoetrope. The camera operator controlled the camera and what it was seeing with the Action Cam’s Live-View Remote (below, right). The Action Cam was also mounted to a Jib arm for crane shots.
The car-pod, the animation system, the mounts and rigs, as well as every frame of animation, was conceived and designed by Studio Nos for this project.
DIRECTORS: Mathew Amonson, Jeremy Bronson
PRODUCER: David Bronson
DIR. OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Bill Thompson
ANIMATORS: Lizzie Akana (lead), Dennis Moran, Marika Cowan, Andy Kennedy
CREW: Andy Kennedy (technical), Zack Williams (art & set)
CAMERA USED: FDR-X1000VR
Full HD: 120p/100Mbps, 60p/100Mbps
Advanced SteadyShot for image stabilization
Live-View Remote with full command and monitor
Interval Photo Recording Mode for time-lapse
Build-in stereo microphone for quality sound with wind noise reduction
Zeiss lens for precision optics
Manual control settings for white balance
See how Tunnel Vision was put together and other Never Before Seen films at http://www.sony.net/Products/NeverBeforeSeen/