For this assignment, we were given the task of doing a stop motion animation. The only requirement was that the first and last frame has to be a shot of us sleeping, so the theme was practically open for interpretation!
So I was watching cooking tutorials as usual (my form of entertainment), still unsure of what I should do and then, it suddenly hit me:
I CAN BE A STEAK.
When I started to link the different cooking process together, I was SUPER excited that my idea could actually work!!!
(Thus I did not procrastinate till the last minute to do it hahaha)
I wanted my props to have 2D feel, as I wanted my animation to feel cartoonish, conveying it in a light-hearted manner since the idea is so quirky anyway. All of it were made using paper (except for the aluminium foil).
I also added sound effects, both the ‘action’ types and the ‘commentary’ type so that the prepping/cooking process will sound as realistic as possible and that the animation will be even more comical haha.
So basically, I’m a piece of meat and the animation shows the prepping and cooking process of making a steak.
It started off with the meat being rested to room temperature, thus the wavy blue lines to represent the cold air emitting from the meat.
It then got transferred to the (wooden) chopping block where seasonings (salt & pepper) and herbs (rosemary) were being added.
Then on a hot pan, the meat was being cooked. Butter was added, and the steak was being seared on all sides. I changed my clothes several times to indicate the colour change in the steak as it was being cooked.
After it was done, the meat is wrapped with aluminium foil to rest so that the meat will not be dry.
And ta-dahhhh! A perfect medium rare steak! (lmao)
Check out the animation video below!