Like two years ago, after watching Wait Until Dark for the first time, my little brother and I decided that we wanted to try to make a stop motion video, based on one of the most creepy scenes ever. If you've watched this film, you know what I'm talking about.
So we recreated the room, printed the photographs hanging on the wall, constructed the fridge, the dishwasher, the stairs, carpets, etc. Then we try to make a decent pair of Audreys and Alan Arkins with plasticine.
When all that was ready, we started shooting frame by frame each movement of the "actors". We used a software for stop motion projects and gosh, that was really tiring. You always heard about how difficult is to work in stop motion, but you don't really get until you try it.
For example, you are finishing a take, having taken like 20 pictures, and then Audrey loses a leg or an arm. So you have to stop and reconstruct it, while the other person tries to maintain everything in order. Or the flashlights move and the take is ruined. Plus the little figures were not easy to move or keep in their positions, so we have to invent different ways to keeping them still.
After working several days, arguing a lot ("C'mon, why did you let the figure move?!?!"; "It's not my fault, plus my task is way harder than yours, you just have to click the mouse!" and "You know what, this is the last take and I'm done, I'm tired and this is taking ages...", etc) we decided to stop for a while..and then someone used our movie set (a cardboard box) to put things, squashing the stairs and the fridge, etc. So the project died.
Today I decided to upload the totally unfinished tiny clip that result from that experience. The lighting (I was in charge of the flashlights, sorry) is so awful that you barely see what's happening.
Anyway, I give you our "Wait Until Dark" failed stop motion project:
Wait Until Dark is available on Amazon.