Hey, all! Yesterday I teamed up with my good friend Chris Freihofer for our first bit of stop motion animation ever! First, we worked out how we wanted the shot to go. Then Frei manned the monitor and planned our shot out with DragonFrame's awesome arc tools, and guided me through posing our mantis character for each frame. (He was a little jealous that I got to play with the puppet, but I insisted his guidance was what was making the shot work!) We hit a couple of snags with old batteries not holding a charge for very long, but even with the challenges of switching batteries and re-positioning the camera, it was an immense amount of fun. What a great way to animate!