A Nanaimo man’s proficiency at stop-motion filmmaking has put him in the running for a $10,000 prize.
Vancouver radio station CFOX 99.3 FM has announced the finalists in its one-minute movie contest and Nanaimo’s Todd Cameron made the top 10 with his re-creation of his favourite movie, The Big Lebowski. The grand prize is $10,000, with $1,000 going to the fan favourite.
“Just to make the top 10 is really a vote of confidence for my newfound passion for making stop-motion films,” said Cameron, who last year had viral success with a stop-motion Schitt’s Creek music video.
Cameron used figurines but built all the sets himself. He said it took about 75 hours to complete.
“The challenge was seeing what kind of a piece I could produce with just my rudimentary equipment and my creativity,” he said.
To view the top 10 finalists and to vote for the fan favourite, click here. Voting ends Feb. 12. Winners will be announced on Feb. 16.