Some days, I do love my job. This afternoon in Berlin we learnt how to do (make?) stop-frame animation. We were helped by Matt Cottam and Timo Arnall, both legends in their own right (Timo was one of the makers of Dentsu’s Making Future Magic project, one of my favourite things from last year). Our afternoon’s task was to ’explore the expressive potential of post-it notes’ (lovely!). We then made little films using StopMotion – very clever filming and editing software. It did really make the point, one last resounding time, that’s been made all through this conference, that we need to all be making more stuff, and thinking less. It’s just a completely different way of being to how we normally are as planners, and all the better for it.
Our team’s story was about a little blue post-it who met a little pink post-it and fell in love – until the little red vixen post-it showed up. It’s not about to win any Oscars, but I’ll stick it up here once we’ve got a usable edit back from the guys.