So I haven’t made a stop-motion film for almost 12 months. Luigi & the Cinquecentos began back in March 2010 as an idea for my A-Level Fine Art project, quickly spinning a second “sequel” episode later that month, and an extended third episode in the Summer. The following year, boredom got the better of me and I decided to do another, fourth version, featuring our newly-purchased Fiat 500.
I didn’t really promote the fourth episode, inventively titled ‘Go 4th’, so decided to get it out there a bit more this month. I’ve had some encouraging comments on Twitter, including from a certain Fifth Gear presenter, so my aim, I have decided, is to begin work on another episode over the Summer. I’ve learnt an awful lot when it comes to animation as I’ve been creating each film, and I feel there is a degree of difference between my first attempt and the latest one.
Episode 5, I hope, will be more polished and more humorous. There are things I haven’t done before, and places I haven’t been too. I’ll take my time but it’s something I really enjoy doing alongside my more serious (but still enjoyable!) graphic design projects.