Peeps are kind of a big deal this time of year at the Post newsroom.
That’s right, this year finalists for the ever-popular Peeps Diorama contest were finally announced. The winner, Occupeep DC, is above, and you can see all five finalists here.
I was assigned to shoot the video of the winning dioramas, and two of our video producers, Jayne Orenstein and Kristen Boghosian (who, by the way, are often the voices behind the @postvideo twitter handle) took care of editing the footage into something beautiful. Its always interesting to see how another editor handles your work. My edit probably would have been entirely different!
I spent about four hours in our video studio filming the different dioramas, and then chose the best clips to hand off to Kristen and Jayne to work from. The nice thing about working in the studio is that I could reshoot each scene as often as I needed… the bad thing was that then I had to edit through all of those takes! But in the end, with a little help from some fancy camera supports I was able to add in some movement to the static details in the dioramas.
All of the finalists put together great scenes using the popular marshmallow peeps, but my favorite remains the winner—Occupeep DC. Maybe its because I spent so much time covering the occupation in Macpherson square myself.