Hi, this is Jay P. Morgan. Today on The Slanted Lens we’ve got Trisha Zemp, talking about her journey to becoming the successful stop motion photographer she is today. Trisha taught herself stop motion when she was a kid, shooting Legos and other fun stuff. Then, when she studied abroad, she wanted to make music video with friends, so she used rapid fire stills. When Instagram launched their video capabilities she took full advantage and published her first public stop motion video about nickels going to the nickel arcade. Over time Trisha started posting more and more, and built a following. She began working for blogger and Etsy seller Brittany Watson Jepsen, of The House that Lars Built.
Not to toot my own horn, (okay maybe a little) but Trisha was one of my business class students. Working with Jepsen enabled her to come to the attention of Etsy and Bath and Body Works, and when they asked her shoot for them she came to me for advice. I helped her to submit realistic bids that would actually earn her money, and she got the job. Trisha has gone on to work for many big commercial businesses. She’s even just finished a short film of stop motion called Lift.
I loved sitting down and catching up with Trisha. I think you’ll really enjoy this interview. After you’ve finished the interview, get out there and shoot some of your own stop motion. Then share it to our Facebook group. If you need more help you can download Trisha’s in-depth Stop Motion Basics for Beginners. In it she shares more about how she’s been able to make money using stop motion, and how you can incorporate it into your own work.
Thanks for watching. Keep those cameras rollin’ and keep on clickin’.
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