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A Stop Motion Love Story Created Using 3000+ Hand-Cut Photographs

Computer generated imagery is becoming ubiquitous in the world of filmmaking, but some people still prefer some good ol’ fashioned elbow grease. Los Angeles-based filmmaker Vu Hoang of Westscape Media spent 7 months creating this stop-motion love story, titled “Love Drama”. Why did it take so long? Well, Hoang and his small crew of 3 people created all the animation seen using 3,000 photographs — photos that were shot frame by frame and individually cut out by hand.

Additionally, all the various props, models, and landscapes seen in the video were handcrafted. It was an ambitious project that was done using manual labor rather than special effects.

All the still photographs were shot using a Canon 7D DSLR and Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 lens.

(via Fstoppers)