100,000 BS – a film about Peak Stuff
AN ANIMATION EXPLORING THE ORIGINS OF 'PEAK STUFF' BY STEPHANIE LAMACCHIA AND LACHLAN BAIN.
'100,000 B.S (Before Stuff)' is an epic tale of one small, clay man’s journey of discovery and evolution. From his origins as a caveman, making tools and shelter to meet his most basic needs for survival, he travels down through the ages, and we watch his focus change from what he requires to what he desires. These desires begin to dominate his life, and the need is now a want. We have now reached a time when our little man overvalues stuff, and can no longer recognise what is really important, significant or necessary. Can our hero come to the realise what is truly valuable before it is too late?
28 hours of animating, 67 paper props, 1,476 photos and 7 clay models to produce 2 minutes of film – this beautifully produced stop-motion was a true labour of love for Stephanie and her tireless assistant Lachlan. Despite having only a little experience in stop-motion, Stephanie leapt at the challenge of making a film for Issue One of Ligature Journal. It was a challenge she doggedly met, then overwhelmed magnificently. We believe the result will charm and amuse you, a morsel of entertainment with an important message about peak stuff at its core. Ligature Journal is very proud to be able to bring you '100,00 BS'!
An article about the making of 100,000 BS appears in Ligature Journal Issue One, available now.