Hornet Happy Halloween: Squash n' Stretch Pumpkin (2019)

In the early Fall at Hornet, Peter Sluszka, Matt Scharenbroich, and I collaborated on a Stop-Motion Halloween spot for the Hornet Instagram page. Peter wanted to create the illusion of a pumpkin squashing and stretching using various multiple pumpkins that varied in shape and size. I did some 2D previs animation, then Matt and I ventured out to various grocery stores and home improvement stores to pick up pumpkins that matched the shapes needed to recreate the animation. We decided on 8 increments, and began to carve, light, and animate. Below you'll find various stages of previs animation, Behind-The-Scenes, and a Car-2-Go loaded with pumpkins!