Dan Saelinger is one of my favorite commercial photographers, and as an added bonus, he often gives us a behind-the-scenes post on his blog. This recent one about his shoot for Business Week is particularly great because I’ve been looking specifically for some clever stop motion stuff to feature on this blog, as stop motion is, well, something you’d do with a tripod. Also it’s just cool.
Here’s how Dan describes the project; see the final stills and video work below.
As you may recall as the holiday approached last month I got insanely busy. One shoot taking up a majority my time was a project for Business Week. At the end of every year Business Week does a double issue giving a financial forecast for the upcoming one. I was tapped to shoot three images that would connect the different features together.
After working with the design and layout the creative director made the call to go with all images on white. It was also decided that we should use a globe as a common connecting element in each of the shots. Below are the final images.
While we were doing this project I thought it might be fun to try a little stop motion video as a potential practice run for future projects. So below are two of the concepts done up stop motion style.