The “Do” Behind the Dew Drops
For the fourth shot of the film (the first actual stop-motion shoot) celebrating the details in nature plays a huge part in helping to shape the world Br. Thomas lives in. Dew drops seemed the perfect element to establish scale and that early morning feel . . . which is harder than it might first appear!
To find the right look, a lot of exploration took place. The first material used as “dew” was museum wax… but the hot lights on the set melted that away over time.
Finally, tiny glass beads lightly glued to the leaves with clear silicone (bath tub caulk) and touched with a dab of glycerin did the trick, serving as the perfect dew drop that welcomes in the morning.