Since the weather is starting to get warmer I decided to do a gardening video with a twist. There is no space or any land to garden in my apartment so I though it would be cool to show a time laps of a tomato plant growing. The twist is that it is actually made of paper. I chose a tomato because they grow well in the summer time and with that right around the corner I thought it fit the theme perfectly.
This assignment was really fun and i was very excited about what I wanted to record or do, and when this idea popped into my brain its all I could think about. The whole video is also a stop motion. I’ve made one other stop motion before but not within the length requirements we had to meet. This is where the challenge came in. It took about a week for me to cut out all the individual parts and pieces for the plant and about half that time to actually assemble everything. Although it was quite tedious I think it was totally worth it. I thought working with paper was going to be easier than I thought I tried so many ways of trying to glue everything together and found that the best way was super glue it was instant and strong. Please don’t ask me how many times my fingers got stuck together. The next challenge i had was actually when I went out to shoot. The wind was not on my side and all of my plants and smaller pieces kept blowing away. But maybe it was a sign because after shooting I didn’t really like the footage I had, so I went out the next day and reshot and the wind was on my side that day.
Hopefully this video inspires you to go out and plant something real or for those who don’t have a green thumb to decorate with paper plants :).