Travel Channel Little Journeys - Classic Cars



Little Journeys is a series of four 60 second films we made for the Travel Channel. The films are all stop-frame animation with a bit of post-production good stuff here and there when needed. This one is about three classic British cars. A Ford Capri Mark III, a Jaguar XJS and a Mini. Carefully pushing around little model cars under studio lighting in cramped conditions 5mm at a time is more fun than it sounds. Buying all the props is the best bit though. Getting little cars through the post never gets boring. The props and people featured in the films are all 1/76(ish) scale models. The outdoor scenes were captured on a Panasonic 4K camera and the indoor scenes on a Canon 5D Mk 3. The opening and end shots are locked off, whilst all other shots move from left to right to capture the journeyness of it all. We used a motorised Cinetics Cinemoco dolly rail controlled by stop motion software Dragon Frame. The four films reflect four different entertainment genres of the channel’s programming; DIY, Cars and Bikes, Extreme Living and Travel. The films were produced by Perfect Tribe. “These new Travel Channel idents build on the success of the award-winning films we created for the Food Network earlier this year”, says Perfect Tribe Founder and Executive Producer Nikki Bentley. Animation by Andrew. Camera and clever stuff by Fu. Sound design by Nigel Manington. Some prop making by Lauren Veevers.