The Wrong Camera! I Know You Can Relate To This Lego Stop Motion Short! Filmmakers, Make Time To Watch

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If you've ever worked with a client, especially one who thinks they know cameras but really don't know what the hell they want, then you're going to laugh you butt off when you watch Paul Ream's Lego stop motion short called “The Wrong Camera” 

I contacted Paul immediately because I knew everyone would want to see this and asked if it was ok to share and if he'd share a little behind-the-scenes.

Yes, of course you can post it… more than happy to see it shared.

It was just made as a bit of fun for extrashot (their youtube). Didn’t really know how it would turn out as I’ve never tried stop motion before.

Bit of a steep learning curve along the way and made a few mistakes… like: don’t use a full frame camera as the depth is too shallow for LEGO !!!

It was all shot with a Canon 5D and 24-105mm lens mostly at at f/9. There’s 2,200 still frames to make the whole video and I also now realise that shooting RAW was possibly foolish as well.

Still, live and learn… biggest problem was getting near the end of a sequence and kicking the table. Just means you have to start that whole section again.

The script came from things I hear most weeks when working… which is why I think cameramen are finding it funny.

Happy if it makes people laugh.


Paul sent this behind-the-scenes as well:


(cover photo credit: snap from the video)



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