I can't get enough of this song. It's been on repeat all day, might be on all week.
GULP is the 'world's largest stop-motion animation' and latest endeavor from Sumo Science, the animation and direction team that brought you the 'worlds smallest stop-motion animation', Dot (also shot on the Nokia N8). This piece is quite and underpinning, shot outdoors over a day on a beach with a large film crew of volunteers and animation experts, cranes and the Nokia N8 for all the still captures. Using only the N8 for the largest and smallest stop motion animations Sumo Science has just avoided pandering to a gimmick by making a cleaver piece with GULP. With a run time of 1:46 it's a quick reminder of what technology can enable with a creative mind at the controls and a little funding from a company that wants their product to be shared.
MAKING OF GULP
Check out more from Sumo Science and read more about the Nokia N8.
I love this preview for a new series by Luke Pearson called Everything We Miss, which you can order through his website - lukepearson.com. I haven't picked up a copy yet but it's next on my list of things to read. Maybe on a beach in Mexico in August. I'm fairly new to Pearson's work but his work story telling feels less like a comic and speaks in a pop art fashion to the non-comic book reader in a great illustrated voice.