Gravity: Live Action meets Stop Animation
Updated: Jan 17
'Gravity' is a new short film set to be released in the coming weeks. It is my 2nd collaboration with Sheffield artist, Jo Peele. We initially worked together on a music video where we paired my cinematography with her art work through stop animation that ran behind the performance.
On our latest project Jo took the big step of writing and directing with myself working as Director of Photography again, capturing the narrative moments and advising on the animation angles.
She created the set that the character would be present in, as well as 3 separate stop animations, all with their own style, that would appear in certain moments of the story.
In post-production I edited the narrative sections of the film with Jo taking the lead with her animations.
We wanted to keep her usual style that she was used to when capturing her street art murals. She adds this jolty movement to the camera that follows the painting as it is created and recreated as it paints over itself.
Because of the time this takes there's naturally a flicker with the light changes throughout the day but we kept this as it had an authentic feel to it and a chaotic nature that we felt suited the script.
If all of Jo's work wasn't enough, she also created the soundtrack from scratch with her friends over at Yellow Arch Studios in Sheffield.
The 2 songs they created are a perfect accompaniment to the characters progression through the film and capture exactly how she is feeling. As well as cutting together perfectly with the beat.
The film is set for a limited screening next week at Abbeydale Picture House in Sheffield for our local industry friends and following that will be released online in the coming weeks.
Watch this space!
Jordan Carroll is a freelance filmmaker & videographer working on drama, documentary and promotional content in Sheffield and around the UK.
Working as a director, cinematographer and editor he has a wide knowledge of the video production process.
He also works as a director of photography and gaffer in narrative film.