Back in 2009 Olympus released this fantastic stop motion film made entirely with the Olympus Pen camera.
It was created for their 50th Anniversary and chronicles a life through photographs. A 25-man team shot
60.000 pictures, developed 9.600 prints and shot over 1.800 pictures again. No post production was involved!
The video has received more than 3.9 million views on YouTube.
You can watch the full film here
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Olympus then outdid themselves with a new addition to the PEN Story collection – PEN Giant, a stop
motion made using 355 photos printed in billboard size that take stop motion to the streets.
The creators had to manage with huge, billboard sized photos, city traffic and more. Again it was made
entirely using the product that the video is promoting– the Olympus PEN camera. This time the film tells a
classic love story. The main character falls in love with a passing mermaid, leaps out of his poster and runs
through the city in search of his dream girl.
It was all filmed in stop motion, which meant two separate shoots. First, the team shot the actors, as they
would appear on the individual billboards. Two weeks later they went back to Bucharest and held the
billboards up in the same streets where they had shot the actors.
Japanese artist Taijin Takeuchi was chosen for his stop motion expertise. The second director, Peter Göltenboth,
was responsible for the first PEN viral film.
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Be sure to take a look at our mycamera blogger competition, they will be using the Olympus Pen.
You can watch the Pen GIANT film here