3 March 2013

Wiggle Room

One would hardly expect the kitchen to be a place where epic adventures occur when we are not watching but that is exactly what happens in Wiggle Room by Joey Shanks.  In this stop motion escapade a slug makes its way in to the kitchen, drawn by the bright lights and the tempting smells.  Yet there is a singular menace awaiting our hero – and it is something which slugs the world over fear: salt!

Whereas most stop-motion movies are shot at 12 frames per second many of the action sequences in Wiggle Room were shot at up to 60 frames per second. This is why you may think that a lot of the short is extremely super smooth for this particular medium.  It’s no surprise to learn that Wiggle Room was one of only 56 films to be screened for Academy Award consideration in 2012.