Traveling Papers

by Megan -

Everyone knows the saying “Absence makes the heart grow fonder.” In their short film, “ReisePapiere,” or “Traveling Papers,” Sarah Mauer and Mirko Plengemeyer illustrate this old adage perfectly. A young man sits at his desk, reading a postcard over and over again from his love, who is waiting for him on the other side of the world. Lost in a daydream, he imagines an animation of himself traveling across the globe to his girlfriend, who greets him with a kiss on the cheek.

Filmmakers Sarah and Mirko used iStopMotion to create the animated sequences on the globe. They shot the rest of the film with a Canon EOS 1000D, which actually has no video function. To capture moving pictures, the two used a program called EOS Movie Record, which generates video through the camera’s LiveView function.