Works in progress.
I’m just a girl, standing in front of her hobby, asking why i spend so much time on it.
I’m not a builder, but its Quarantine Times so I’m trying all kinds of new shit. This is my first attempt at a Stop Motion Build and its um…rough? Ha. But it was fun.
You may or may not know, but I have ADHD which means that I am constantly wrangling my brain into submission over things like time management and organization. The weird thing about quarantine and working from home (forever? lol) is that I can arrange my day to better suit how my brain works.
I’m actually more productive (whatever that means).
What does this have to do with a stop motion build? Well, it’s simple:
Stop motion builds are incredibly labor intensive.
You have to build the thing, then dismantle it backwards while taking a screenshot after removing each object. You’ve got to shoot all the camera transitions, arrange the clips in reverse order and edit it together (if you want a good tutorial, I started here). It’s a stupid, stupid amount of work and my brain LOVES it.
Sometimes, after an entire day of forcing myself to manage to-do lists, answer emails, plan, prioritize, and whole bunch of executive functioning level tasks that feel natural for some people but for me, are like pushing a boulder uphill with heels on—my brain just wants to dig in on a very detailed-oriented, time-consuming nonsense task.
Literally. I am happy to sit there for hours with music on, doing this work because the world fades away. My brain finally unclenches and when I’ve come out of the zone 87.392 hours later, I’m relaxed and I feel like I can take on the world again.