Battery Recycling

Most people don't know that battery recycling can be dangerous if not handled properly, and it was my job to help inform the public about the new change to the existing battery recycling program. At first I wanted to orchestrate a giant domino course made only from batteries. However after collecting the 9 volts and testing them, they were too heavy and unbalanced to topple offer consistantly. Off to plan B. I had an idea to take this macro problem and scale it down into a micro format. For a long time I've used miniature people in artwork and dioramas and I've always enjoyed the playful quality of them. So why not introduce them into a battery world? I shot the footage on a sidewalk at work and used molasses for the toxic spill. The most challenging part of this project was keeping the camera steady, and fighting off the ants.


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