Happy 2013 everyone!
Hailey (http://popsiclesonfilm.wordpress.com) and I tried something new today. Something we didn’t think would work, and turned out to be much simpler than we had expected.
We started with drawing a little stick-figure-esque town on our chalkboard. Then, with the lovely Hailey as the model, we shot a picture of her ‘flying away’ (laying on the floor with her arm extended and her dress arranged so it appears that the wind is making it fly back), and simply sitting in a chair. After a tedious hour of removing the background and resizing, we used the pictures as an overlay over the chalkboard town picture, arranged it how we wanted, added a separate picture of balloons we had also removed from the background, and voila!