This short was originally made for the August MMMovie theme of music video.
Then lots of work came all at once. Which on one side is good, but the other side meant not getting to finish this video until months later. It was also quite ambitious with the After Effects work. Motion tracking on mouths to use instead of frame by frame lip syncing ended up being much more time consuming than I originally thought. This was due to After Effects not being able to track the faces because of the low frame rate we used for our stop motion. Manually tracking takes a looooong time.
You can see at the end of the short my first experiment with a 3D camera track. Basically it allows my to place a 2D element, like the stop motion cut out figure, into the live video clip as if it were really there.