That’s amazing, detailed work once again from Counter656 (I think his name is John), the person who brought us the Street Fighter stop motion video. It looks like he’s been keeping up with putting together videos, and this one was released a couple days ago.
Some highlights on its creativity and how it works so well:
One of the things he does really well is with adjusting the focus of the subjects in his video at the appropriate times. Not everything is in/out of focus on each single sequence: only when it makes sense.
The details he puts into the animations is key too – even things you might not immediately think is necessary. For example, the side leggings/armor of Saber Lily from Fate kept shifting up and down – even during times you wouldn’t notice. That detail and consistency is key to feeling like the whole thing was professionally put together.
Language is communicated either through body language, and when necessary, obvious punctuations as well. I think this translates well through different languages and cultures, though admittedly knowing/liking Gundam would help with the appreciation in this video.
Speaking of details, sparks and changing references for the sword part of the battle. Given how quickly things were going, I doubt losing the sparks would really draw away our attention, but he still put it in.
The slow-mo bullet was brilliant. Slow-mo within a stop motion (slow-mo) video.
The battle concludes with credits and with the styling of the stop motion characters, adding some depth and humour into the final product. If you’re interested in more, here are some photos on his blog. Hope you enjoyed this, have a good weekend!