My vision for this project was to create a stop motion video of a lunch that makes itself. Surprisingly, making a stop motion film was much easier than I had ever expected it would be. However, this is not to say it was not time consuming. When I was finished with the project I had taken over a thousand pictures and my video is only three and half minutes long. Doing this project did teach me a lot of things about the genre of stop motion. There are several lessons that I will take from what I learned. The first thing is to plan out your scene ahead of time. This way you don’t get to a point where you have object in the scene that are not meant to be there, and then you must start over. If you think a person was in the clip and not supposed to be take another picture, memory is free. It might seem obvious but try really hard not to bump the tripod. Even the smallest moves are obvious when all the pictures are added together in the video. Be conscious of your light source. This way you are not casting your own shadow into the picture. Lastly, plan on spending a lot of time taking pictures, because it takes longer than expected. In the end, I feel my project is what I set out to accomplish. I would like to have made some things more advanced but this was my first stop motion, and I hope to improve on my next.