A couple of years ago, I decided I would start making my own Christmas cards and sending them out to my friends and fam, as a means of keeping in touch. Since I’ve moved quite a bit these past few years, it’s also been a great way for me to give out my new contact information, as well as get my friend’s info.
But, with how popular my Christmas cards were in 2008, As seen here:
So needless to say, there was a lot of pressure to create a card that would top that. 2009, I started working on an idea, but it never really jumped out at me as outdo-ing the previous year’s card…I had a few designs, but ended up scrapping the whole thing. So this year, with the last card all but forgotten, the pressure was off, and I was free to get creative again without the performance anxiety. I had seen a great stop motion video on vimeo (http://vimeo.com/17087679) using light stencils, and I thought I’d do something similar. I ended up making multiple stencils, using a flashlight to do some light painting, and then doing a little stacking and photoshopping to get the final image. Hope you like it!
Oh, and Merry Christmas!