Ode to Our Friendly Kersosene Heater

The film is filmed in stop motion- the acting, the dialogue, everything! (I'll get into the crazy details of that later...)but the strangest thing that I never payed much attention to was the lighting. Since there's a pause between each frame natural light changes just the tiniest bit between shots so if there's a long scene the light will change drastically. This is why we film a lot in the freezing night with our friendly, extremely dangerous, pre-owned kerosene heater (picture the end of a rocket ship but slightly smaller)...you can sort of see our heater friend in front of the scaffolding in this picture- his wheels make him even more unstable for our safety!



Donna K. is a recent transplant to the Midwest where she can be found exploring culture at large through film programming, writing and her general interest in the world- both on and offline.