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The “Do” Behind the Dew Drops

On 20, Apr 2015 | No Comments | In Scene Set-up | By Bridget Muntzing

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!

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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.

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Next, clear casted droplets were put to the test, but the imperfections didn’t reflect the light properly.  DEW4_1400w

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.

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