Making Tshirt Wars

We covered the T-shirt wars animated video recently on the blog.

Today I wanted to show you how they did it.

Another cool behind the scenes video:

From this video, you can get an idea of the work behind the video.

Things like:

  • Two cameras
  • Onion skinning
  • Adjusting while on set
  • Troubleshooting
  • etc

The video below is a look at their process when they did the McDonalds & Coke version:



It is interesting to see the different issues that come up when shooting a “more professional” video.

T-Shirt War Animation

What I love about this video, besides that it makes me laugh, is it had to take so much time to come up with this.

If you know anything at all about stop motion, you know that it is a time costly project. Move a quarter inch, freeze, photo, repeat about 100,000,000 times.

And it took 222 t-shirts, to do this film! If you’ve ever tried your hand at T-shirt printing. Then you’d know that it’s… Well, it is just… forever taking. FOR-EVER taking. (And I would know, I owned a screen-printing shop, once upon a time.)

So right away I can tell that the crew who worked on this were committed. Or possibly should have been committed, I don’t know.