The Process of OYO Stop Motion Filmmaking Remaking a college football playoff classic

Left: Mason Timmer uses Adobe Photoshop to create custom jerseys for the Georgia Bulldogs. Right: Project Manager Brendan Ritchie works on the Georgia endzone on our custom built field.
Above: A long view of our field after it was originally constructed. Note we see Alabama and Georgia players for the first time. The field is only one part of setting as the stands will be built in the coming days.
Left: Jessilyn Rockhold paints some OYO helmets from our collection to match the Alabama color. RIght: Jessilyn's fingers show just how truly messy this process can be.
Above: Jessilyn stencils out the ALLSTATE Good Hands design on the FG net that will be used.
Above: Brendan hast started to build the stands for Mercedes-Benz field. We are not going to need to build the whole stadium, which would cost over $100,000 to make in true scale reproduction form. Stop motion films often only build what is needed.
Left: Mason is adding Georgia jersey fronts to the PDF file to be printed. Right: We are using the PDF from last years Super Bowl as a template as the sizing of the jersey fronts/backs need to be exactly the right size.
Left: Brendan is setting up a fan section (A lot of work to do still). Middle: Sometimes, it looks messy. Right: our field is waiting for the final touches.
Above: Brendan constructs a fan sequence using a Nikon 3200 DSLR. He is using the wireless keypad that link to DragonFrame, a stop-motion editing software. This allows him to see frame-by-frame movement.
Above: Production member Brody Mullvihill (left) and Project Manager Brendan Ritchie (right) collaborate as they are cross referencing the plan of the scene and the product on the computer screen.
Above: Jessilyn, Brendan and Mason listen to Jared Jacobs answering a question on FaceTime about stop motion film making.
Left: Jared Jacobs answers a question about shooting crow shots from Boise, Idaho. Right: Jessilyn and Brendan watch as Jared pans back to show a double-decked hockey arena, which you can see in the picture on the right.
Above: The field surface for the 2018 CFP National Title Game is finished.
Left: Broderic and Brendan discuss potential angles of the crowd shots. Right: Jessilyn is connecting the DSLR camera to DragonFrame.
Above: Makynlie Rockhold, an apprentice to the stop motion crew, starts the laborious process of trimming jerseys for the Georgia team.
Left: Brendan completes the "on field" camera angle diagnostic trial. Middle: Brendan freehand tests the "camera on a wire" angle. Right: Mason is now importing the Alabama jerseys onto the PDF sheet.
Upper Left: Makynlie and Jess have a table set up for cutting. Bottom Left: Jess is lining up the Georgia jerseys so that the fronts and backs match. Right: Makynlie is trimming the Alabama jerseys.
Above: What you won't see in the video is the shot of the field like this. By the Georgia end zone is President Trump and member of the military marching out for the National Anthem.
Left: Brendan is creating the walk of President Trump for the anthem. Right: Broderic is trimming the final Georgia jersey sets.
Above: Georgia has entered the red zone.
Left: A look a the DragonFrame software that lets us remotely snap pictures. Center: Behind the camera offers a larger scale view. RIght: Yet another iMac shows us the footage of the real touchdown.
Above: Georgia is about to score a TD. Notice how this pictures shows the entire landscape while the stop motion film shows you what the director wants you to see.
Left: Getting a ground level shot sometimes is a 100 yard long proposition. Right: DragonFrame lets out stop motion editors see the shot.
Above: Touchdown Georgia!!!
Left: You can see how small the area of the field being photographed really is. Right: Real video and stop motion video need to mimic each other.

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