by Cara -

The word charrette refers to an intense period of time during which a group of designers or architects draft a solution to a design problem. Many architecture students use this word when they talk about the time spent with little to no sleep finishing a project by the deadline. Thought to originate from the ´Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris in the 19th century, the word charrette is from the French word for "cart" or "chariot."

Entitled Charrette, this iStopMotion movie was created by DiEgo Herguera Acosta during the one month Elephant in the Room workshop in Arteleku, Donosita, Basque Country. The workshop was taught by Maureen Selwood from CalArts. Everything in the movie is drawn with pencil and ink, then scanned. iStopMotion Pro was used to test the timing, while Adobe After Effects was used to create the final look.