Shooting stop-motion straight down on the ground is such a great way to animate. In Sorry I’m Late (2009), written and directed by Tomas Mankovsky, a man tries to reach his destination by bus, bicycle, horse, hot air balloon, shark, and car.
The life-sized stop-motion is all filmed from above in an auditorium in London, with props arranged on the floors and sometimes held directly in front of the camera.
The endeavor required lots of tests, and trial and error. See how they put it all together here: sorry-im-late.com.
Next, watch Streamschool (Patakiskola), a Hungarian poem told in stop motion.
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