This time it's a solar stop-motion film with zero budget :)
I do love a good make-shift studio. I am using the pull down projector screen as it's background, to create the a corner free look.
After completing two relatively basic stop motion films for My Sundaya Solar Power
....I feel ready to take on the monster product!
The influence of rehab
My two year rehab story I will save you for another time but what it ultimately led me to was not only a love for the words of Abraham but also for time-lapse photography. And since then I a have been honing my skills consistently.
The ultimate test in stop motion
Today I was in my home made studio (normally a yoga studio!) working my camera magic with my faithful assistant Nyoman and I can tell you it was a pretty testing day!
What's in the box?
Our series was given this name because each box unpacks before us and all the bits fit together in a way that makes it not only interesting to watch but also clear and easy to understand.
You can see the two stop motion films i finished a few days ago demonstrating The JouleStick and the Ulitium kits. Both well worth having due to their size, weight, price and durability.
The Ulitium & JouleStick are fantastic lightweight products but the JouleBox is a much more complex kit and not so easy to explain in a fast paced film.
The all singing all dancing JouleBox Kit
Not quite sure why I left the most complicated film for my last week in Bali! No pressure at all now! There are many things which can go wrong on low budget shoots like this one.
You can see above the many different features which need to be described clearly using stop motion photography... in a creative and eye-catching way.... which should have the effect of making you want to buy one!
I believe in this product so much that I lugged the complete JouleBox kit to Kepa Island in Alor, Indonesia whilst relaxing on a very small off grid island for a week with only a JouleBox kit to keep my equipment running!
I think you will enjoy the film. It shows a little of my crazy life and my obsession with capturing the most stunning time-lapse shots I can find. And I did it all with solar power :)
Fancy one for yourself?
Check out their site to see full specs, size options and prices. They are guaranteed for 25 years and in my humble opinion are the most efficient 'energy collectors' I have ever had the pleasure of using.
Why is it the ultimate creative challenge for me?
There is almost never a budget so one must think outside the box consistently. Making a film is like solving problems from sunrise to sunset. That's right, film makers get up early!
For me film is the culmination of all the arts:
- Set design
- Costume design
- Poster design
The list is endless. And I love every last thing on it. More than that I will never stop pushing myself to improve my skills as a film maker... and sense of humour!
The King's Piece
I leave you now with my most famous YouTube film of all. I suspect it won't be everyone's cup of tea as it does take the mickey somewhat. I was just having a bit of fun with my favourite porn stars on a Sunday afternoon in a Lord's mansion. And I always wanted to be a King!
Never stop enjoying the ride folks...
Onward & Upward :)
Who is @samstonehill?
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