I had tinkered around with stop motion animation as early as 2009, but it wasn't until 2013 that I resolved to pursue it more seriously as a career. Each day after work (I was serving as Digital Editor at Making Music Magazine at the time) I would go to my small art studio at the Gear Factory in Syracuse, N.Y., and teach myself stop motion until the wee hours of the morning. These are some of the videos I made during that time. In summer 2014 I posted them on a Wordpress site I'd built, stopmotionhaiku.com (it's not a thing anymore), mainly as a portfolio piece, in the hopes of landing an animation job. And it worked! In December of that year, I joined Flocabulary as Associate Art Director. (You can see some of my Flocabulary videos on the Educational page.)
These videos were animated the old fashioned way: by hand, in camera, without computer-generated effects. For the text, I used Letraset dry letter transform sheets from the 1980s, which I'd managed to track down at an old art store in Syracuse.
I made 12 Stop Motion Haiku videos. Here are my five favorites.