KYSS KYMS! That is our motto. Keep Your Story Simple - Keep Your Movie Short. KYSS KYMS
This secret recipe is perhaps the most important of all our secret recipes, because it defines the limits of what we TRY to accomplish.
It is our philosophy. If we had a "secret philosophy" section - we'd put it there. But we don't. So here it is in Secret Recipes.
We believe the recipe for successful movie making in stop-motion is to make the story more important than the tools used to tell the story.
We once took a class in 3d animation, for instance. We spent 90% of the time learning the interface of the 3D software as we modeled a character and rigged it for animation. 90% of the class was NOT animation, it was getting ready to animate.
When we do any stop motion animation, we are animating as soon as our idea is hatched into some form of storyline. Why? Because we use everyday objects to tell our stories. If you can push a button on an iPad you can do what we do.
Our mission is to make animated storytelling accessible to as many of the smartphone carrying/iPad/Android tablet using public as possible.
So this episode is a warning about going down the rabbit-hole of 3D or Flash Animation. It is a really cool rabbit-hole. But it is built for professionals with lots of time and money.
We are amateurs. We love story. So we step over the "high tech" rabbit hole and go on making our crudely "simpleton" driven stories.
So KYSS KYMS is our philosophy for online media creation.