Gewitzt geschnitzt! Sean Ohlenkamp und Rob Popkin haben etliche Kürbisse geschnitzt, fotografiert, weiter geschnitzt, fotografiert, von Hinten und der Seite geschnitzt, fotografiert und so weiter und so fort. Nach etlicher Zeit und vermutlich noch mehr Kürbissuppe, war die kreative Food-Stopmotion fertig – und der Aufwand hat sich gelohnt!
Dozens upon dozens upon dozens of pumpkins were cut, gutted, rotated, scraped, poked, slapped, and banged to make this stop-motion animation and the music that bring it to life. It took a few years – pumpkins rot, schedules get busy – but we loved discovering the methods that worked and the many that didn’t.
Many pumpkins were photographed twice. First as a nicely lit, carving-free plate. Then again after carving our designs and removing the top or back so we could insert a light. The two were then composited together to remove the lighting equipment. We re-used pumpkins where we could (fronts and backs and sometimes sides) but that wasn’t always possible.
We often projected images onto the pumpkins to improve consistency between frames,, but due to each pumpkin’s unique curves, it often took just putting it in front of the camera to check alignment.