What do you get with 11,000 square feet of sand and a Nokia N8 smart phone? A world record breaking, largest stop motion set ever! ‘Gulp’ is a nautical tale, created by Sumo Science at Aardman Animation and filmed on Pendine Breach in South Wales, UK. Each frame of the behemoth piece was carefully combed into the wide, smooth beach with a cute little boat and a hardy (and patient) sailor acting out each scene.
Below you’ll find a behind the scenes look at what went into creating the film. Made far from the studio and entirely with the Nokia N8′s 12 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, the film definitely isn’t lacking in detail. The film also reveals the challenges put on the crew while working outdoors, far from a controllable studio environment.
Interested in another short film shot entirely on the N8? See our post about the zany film ‘Dragonfly Love’.