We had to recognize the wizards at Public Ritual, who must really like to shred. There’s no other explanation for the late-night, RedBull-fueled creative sessions it must’ve required to animate this Claymation skiing short. The six minute film took three months to make. One 8-second shot, in which a hermit on skis jibs over the Granville Street Bridge in Vancouver, took 11 hours. Animator Callum Paterson says many fingers were burned conjuring rail sparks with a sparkler in gail-force winds.
DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME: This behind-the-scenes look gives an indication of how difficult it is to make claymation ski porn.