Thank you, Freckle crew! Joining the Scary Cow film-makers collective is one of the best decisions I ever made. Working alone in my cave at the dot board is a thing of the past. With the help of my new team of velcro creationizers, we shot a 127 frame sequence in five glorious nights (alone I would have sweated out 6-8 frames a shoot). In this sequence, which starts at 0:04 in the video above, dots swirl on to Brandon and Amber spinning in the meadow.
About four of us worked at the board at a time, one person on Brandon's blue shirt, one on Amber's dress and arms, one on Amber's hair and face, and one on Brandon's head. We created the frames in reverse because it's easier to make the dots swirl off of the figures then it would have been to move the dots from the border into fully formed images. Dhonga Kim on the crew was put to work painting skin tone dots (see the photos below) with Gary Goldsborough documenting the process.
Extra special thanks to Nancy Campbell for ducking below the camera and frantically spinning the turn-table on which Brandon and Amber are spinning in the original live action footage.
Here some pics from the shoot...