in this Interview RISD Graduate Tells us How to be Creative with Stop Motion
When I saw Erica tag Life Lapse in one of her videos, I went down the rabbit hole of instagram creeping on her super cohesive & artsy feed. GUILTY. I knew immediately knew I had to reach out to see if she would be interested in being featured on our blog and as you can see, she kindly agreed!
Please, Introduce yourself!
My name is Erica Moon. I was born and raised in New Jersey, went to RISD and graduated this past summer, 2018. I am a full-time intern working with the Creative Services team at Refinery29.
What are your favourite type of projects to work on and why?
I enjoy more documentary as well as music video work. I got into documentary by being a camera assistant for a wedding company, and through that, I became intrigued about trying to tell the right story with the kind of content you capture at a specific moment in time. I love how with music video, anything goes. For music videos to work successfully, editing takes a significant role in making it come to life.
What inspired you to get into video creation?
Honestly, EDM after movie videos got me hooked into video creation. I loved the way those videos made me feel like I was there at the festival, and compelled me to go even more. I am a big EDM fan, and my hopes and dreams are to get into the industry and make either those fantastic after movies or to be the mastermind behind the visuals shown on stage.
Why is creating visually compelling content important to you?
Making visual content that can be shared online is an extraordinary way to connect with people all around the world. Your audience can watch it anywhere at, and I think that tool is very powerful and inspiring.
I assume you often use DSLR's to create high-quality video's, why do you love creating video on mobile?
I actually don’t own any DSLR’s! I guess I like making videos on my phone is because it’s always conveniently right there. I tend to be very spontaneous and being able to look back at moments that I did not prepare for, makes it unique. Plus, I like to carry light.
With the rise of video on mobile (insta stories for example), would you say your approach to creating compelling videos on fly be impacted by this?
Being spontaneous, having a small, great camera phone and being able to edit all in the same place makes it easy and fun. I definitely feel more creative that way as well.
What is your favourite social media platform to share your work on?
My favorite social media platform to work on is on Instagram.
Where do you draw inspiration?
I’m a huge pop-up museums. I think that creative space and environment sparks creativity for me to make unique content.
Why Did you Download Life Lapse?
I was interested in making something different. I wanted to make things that are interesting and unique. I thought Life Lapse was just the tool for that!
What do you use it for?
I use Life Lapse for just making intriguing content for my Instagram posts. Also, help in producing fun content for friends too.
What do you love most about Life Lapse?
I love how it is an all in one app for an animation video app. You take your pictures, edit them, as well as add music to it. All in one place, I can make a quick short music video!
How did uploading a Life Lapse Video impact your engagement?
It raised my likes and views on my Instagram for sure! Everyone right now is on the disposable film look right now, and Life Lapse allows me to stand out, be unique, as well as make people wonder how I made my videos!
Would you recommend other people to use Life Lapse & why?
I have been telling a few of my friends about the app already! But I definitely have been selfish in keeping it on the DL because of selfish reasons. >.<
Where can people follow you?
You can find me on IG @moonlitchick
Anything else you'd like to add? :)
I love how Life Lapse is intimate and genuinely cares about the users. LifeLapse have DM’d me about any suggestions and thoughts about the app. I really enjoy that I am speaking to the creator of the app and I have never had that happen with any other apps I’ve used before! It makes me feel like as a creative user, I matter and makes this app stand out from a lot of other videos creating apps. I’m all for it!