When I see a big-budget movie, I feel inspired to try out the techniques I thought worked well. I know that what I do isn’t going to look as good as something that had $50 million poured into it, so there’s no competition. The pressure’s off.
On the other hand, when I see a short film that somebody made out of basically nothing, and it’s one of the most emotionally moving and creatively compelling things I’ve ever seen, my instinctive response is to give up on video and become a farmer.
“A Short Love Story in Stop Motion,” by Carlos Lascano is one of those projects that makes me want to join the FFA. Carlos hand-made virtually everything you see on the screen. It’s not the result of fancy equipment, software or facilities, it’s just the product of a brilliant and passionate artist.