We’re switching things up for this edition of the Short Film Spotlight. Here’s a stop-motion animation piece based on the classic RPG FINAL FANTASY VII, which I believe Offender Jerome has conquered numerous times. Although, it’s essentially an adaptation from one of the crucial moments in the videogame’s storyline, the sheer idea of the hundreds and hundreds of hours this young filmmaker went through to meticulously shoot every frame of his toy figurines is simply mind boggling. But, hey, when you’re a game nerd and want to commit to a Machinima-inspired piece, you have to go all out. The camera angles, use of shots, and fight choreography rivals any big budget Hollywood movie. Check it out, after the jump…..
The young filmmaker who made this piece, John Huang, is based in Taiwan and has a blog chronicling his work called Counter 656 Productions. Looks like he’s committed to making stop motion movies. I wrote previously about the lack of Asian representation in special effects clips and portfolios online. But, then I was intro’ed to Freddie Wong and now this kid. Both are heavily influenced by the Machinima scene, and are bred from videogames, manga, anime, and Hollywood movies, and it’s good to see them exploring their creativity and showing off their know-how on the Internet and developing sizable fan bases.
(Via Complex Mag)