What could possibly inspire a person to kneel to the floor and stand up again, twelve hundred times in a single day? (That is, without being a Tibetan Buddhist monk doing rapid prayer prostrations...)
Stop motion animation! Here's some behind-the-scenes shots from my day-long adventure in meticulously setting up 1200 different shots that, when strung together, form the "Hearts and Keys" animated short film.
My favorite part of the process, was seeing the dancing harmonium and crazy screwdriver come to life in the video-editing stage. When shooting the photos in the Kirtan Central studio, these objects were perfectly still (believe it or not!). Then, by miracle of stop-motion animation, they were brought to life!
And if you haven't seen it yet, here's the final video: