Paradowski came to me with the challenge of creating a digital, photo-real stop motion papercraft animation. After diving into some reference images and buying some craft paper of my own, I came up with a proof of concept and styleframes that illustrated the paper textures and styles of the stop motion video itself. I then used those styles and stop motion conventions to animate and render the final piece.
The :15 pre-roll ad fits into a larger campaign for St. Louis Community College to encourage students to enroll and start their careers.
The paper textures are made using procedural noise patterns so they stay looking crisp close up and from a distance.
INITIAL STYLE FRAMES: