Battery

Battery - student project

For my stop motion cut I decided to choose a battery.

Why? It's is not really a good idea to cut up a battery in real life... and so doing so with stop motion made a lot of sense. I think picking an object that shouldn't be cut adds an extra layer of 'wow' to your animation. 

To begin I sculpted my battery replacement out of some clay, trying to get it as close in size as possible. 

Battery - image 1 - student project

I then also prepared my different sized acid pools, also out of clay,
and all of the bubble shapes to enable me to animate the acid bubbling.

Battery - image 2 - student project

The next step was to composite everything together in Photoshop, this took quite a while, but the results are definitely worth the time. Here is my finished animation in GIF form.

Battery - image 3 - student project

Tortor Smith
Animator, Artist and Writer
Teacher