Assignment: Make a 15-30 second stop-motion video.
The advice our professor gave was to think of a problem that can be solved in under thirty seconds. The first thought that came to mind was tangled shoelaces. So our group decided to animate one shoe attempting to untangle another shoe’s laces. Anthropomorphizing shoes seemed like a fun challenge.
We ran wire through the laces in order to manipulate them frame by frame. However, we realized halfway through shooting that actually getting the laces untangled would be a nightmare. So the project veered in an amusing but NSFW direction. Here is the final product: