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In Our Talons (good quality)

 » Inspired by films like Microcosmos and The Planet Earth series, the video takes the visual spectacle of a nature documentary and puts it into a stop-motion animated world. We explore 3 magical creatures from 3 different lands, equally beautiful yet doomed by the hand of man.

The stop-motion puppets were custom made for this video. The bird alone took over a month for the puppet fabricators to build. Over 300 feathers were manually sized and glued onto the bird puppet. For the animals to come to life, the puppet is put into position, a picture is taken, then the puppet is moved slightly and another picture is taken. This is done 24 times for one second of animation. On average we would shoot about 5 seconds of animation a day.

Most of the miniature sets were made out of foam and clay and then painted. Clouds were made from cotton balls.

The video was directed and produced by Alan Poon who resides in Toronto, Canada and works as a freelance director and cinematographer « .

http://www.myspace.com/bowerbirds

http://www.bowerbirds.org/