Stop-motion: Travel Channel Little Journeys

Little Journeys is a series of 7 stop-motion films (60 seconds each) for the the Travel Channel. The Stop-motion films were created, directed and animated by Dog and Rabbit for Perfect Tribe and Scripps.. Photography and video by Nich. Sound design by Nigel Manington.

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Hiker:The stop-motion is about a bloke who goes walking about in Devon (Dawlish and Dawlish Warren). His map gets nicked by a goat who resembles a big dog and he gets lost, which one would suspect he quite enjoys. The props and people featured in the films are all 1/76(ish) scale models. Throughout all these films you can see the vehicles and people from the other films scattered within.

Travel Channel Little Journeys – Travel Book

This films is a mixture of stop-frame, motion graphics and hand drawn animation, with bits and pieces of post-production good stuff here and there when needed.

This one is about a man who loves to travel, and he’s been all over the world. He sticks memories in his book and dances about the place. He once lost his bag at Newport Pagnall but didn’t consider that an interesting enough memory to put in his travel scrap book.

 

Travel Channel Little Journeys – Electronical

This one is about the tiny people that salvage micro electronics and fix TVs. They’re everywhere if you know where to look. The props and people featured in the films are all 1/76(ish) scale models.

Travel Channel Little Journeys – Outdoors

This one stars a little man who turns up for work and decides he’s bored of his job. He runs away and keeps going – running and cycling until he’s bloody happy. The props and people featured in the films are all 1/76(ish) scale models. The outdoor scenes were captured on a Panasonic 4K camera and the indoor scenes on a Canon 5D Mk 3.

The opening and end shots are locked off, whilst all other shots move from left to right to capture the journeyness of it all. We used a motorised Cinetics Cinemoco dolly rail controlled by stop motion software Dragon Frame. The films reflect the different entertainment genres of the channel’s programming; DIY, Cars and Bikes, Extreme Living and Travel.

The films were produced by Perfect Tribe. “These new Travel Channel idents build on the success of the award-winning films we created for the Food Network earlier this year”, says Perfect Tribe Founder and Executive Producer Nikki Bentley.

Travel Channel Little Journeys – Classic Cars

This one is about three classic British cars. A Ford Capri Mark III, a Jaguar XJS and a Mini. Carefully pushing around little model cars under studio lighting in cramped conditions 5mm at a time is more fun than it sounds. Buying all the props is the best bit though. Getting little cars through the post never gets boring.

The props and people featured in the films are all 1/76(ish) scale models. The outdoor scenes were captured on a Panasonic 4K camera and the indoor scenes on a Canon 5D Mk 3.

The opening and end shots are locked off, whilst all other shots move from left to right to capture the journeyness of it all. We used a motorised Cinetics Cinemoco dolly rail controlled by stop motion software Dragon Frame. The four films reflect four different entertainment genres of the channel’s programming; DIY, Cars and Bikes, Extreme Living and Travel.

Travel Channel Little Journeys – Little White Van Man

This one is about a Ford Transit van that travels around building sites and DIY scenes getting in the way. Some of it was shot in an actual loft conversion, some was shot in our studio.

There was a moment during the making of this film where Fu said to Andrew, ‘Let me take a picture before you move it again. I like to take a picture each time you move it.” That anecdote should be recreated for the thirty year anniversary of these films in 2046. The van is a 1/76 scale model by Oxford Diecast. The little people are made by Prieser.

All shot on a Canon 5D Mk 3. The opening and end shots are locked off, whilst all other shots move from left to right to capture the journeyness of it all. We used a motorised Cinetics Cinemoco dolly rail controlled by stop motion software Dragon Frame.

Travel Channel Little Journeys – Holiday

This is about a man who gets a postcard and decides he wants to go on holiday. So he sorts out his passport and packs his things and does a bit of research, and… don’t want to spoil the end but he goes to the place he liked the look of in the postcard in the first shot.

The props and people featured in the films are all 1/76(ish) scale models. The outdoor scenes were captured on a Panasonic 4K camera and the indoor scenes on a Canon 5D Mk 3.

The opening and end shots are locked off, whilst all other shots move from left to right to capture the journeyness of it all. We used a motorised Cinetics Cinemoco dolly rail controlled by stop motion software Dragon Frame. The four films reflect four different entertainment genres of the channel’s programming; DIY, Cars and Bikes, Extreme Living and Travel.

The films were produced by Perfect Tribe. “These new Travel Channel idents build on the success of the award-winning films we created for the Food Network earlier this year”, says Perfect Tribe Founder and Executive Producer Nikki Bentley.

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