We're huge fans of Harry Potter and The Hunger Games. So much that we even have some of the costumes on display in our studio. So, when Mockingjay - Part 2 was coming out we just had to do something to get these kids together.
We planned on this being a pretty short battle with fast action. We wanted to go quick, cheap and dirty so decided to use off-the-shelf action figures that could be modified for stop-motion animation
. The figures were shot on an animation table with simple three-point lighting in front of a green-screen so that we could add an appropriate background later. Rigs were used to stabilize the action figures and then were removed later in post-production
. Everything else was captured in camera using Dragonframe software.
Once animation was completed a background was composited into the scene in addition to wand lighting and fog elements. Sounds effects, music and some minor vocals were added to complete the animation.