Filming and Editing:
- iPod Touch with Stop Motion Studio app.
- Audacity – sound recording and editing software
- Dropbox, YouTube, WordPress
Creating the game:
- A1 size black card, Insulation tape, chocolate coins, and midget gems!
- Pac Man and Ghost toys.
Template Pac man game
The game is based on (and uses sound from) Flash Pacman (http://www.thepcmanwebsite.com/media/pacman_flash).
The screenshot above was used as a template for the game.
This early design helped to set the size of the game to ensure that it was full screen on the video and understand that creating the game wouldn’t be possible without drawing a grid that took in to account the size of the characters and the walls.
Dan creating the 1:2 scale Pac Man grid on 1mm squared paper.
The basic grid above and complete game design below
Creating the Game Board
Creating the full size game grid
Using insulation tape for the barrier walls..
The complete game board..
..with added added midget gems.
Creating the Story Board..
The route Pac Man and the ghost took was planned..
including what happened when Pac Man met the ghost..
Filming in progress..
Moving Pacman a few mm for each frame..
Assistant producer James learning the trade..
Stop motion studio on the iPod..
The whole film took a couple of evenings to design and create the game, and a Saturday morning to film..
Sound was added afterwards using Audacity to record the sound from Flash Pacman and edit for each sequence (http://audacity.sourceforge.net)
We hope you enjoyed the film. Let us know if you did..