Ten minutes into the first episode of the Netflix original series “Stranger Things” I fell in love. I made this homage using some of my good friends at the Westchester Hamster Rescue.
Video by Keith Hopkin & Laura Vitto
Music by Mark Lewis
VFX by Loris Ravera
Special thanks to Bob Al-Greene for illustrating the portal in the lab and
Alisa Stern for the lights and super cool trees!
Some behind the scenes photos:
This is me shooting on the Sony FS7 at the Westchester Rescued Hamster Haven. You can adopt a hamster there!
Laura did an amazing job building a tiny Castle Byres. Isn’t it cute??
Bob Al-Greene did a great job on this portal illustration:
Before shooting with real hamsters I usually do some camera tests with whatever is around the office:
I carefully hand painted the lettering and tried to be as close to the show:
If Barb was a hamster she might look like this:
One Reply to “Hamster Things”
Spoiler alert! Keith did a great job!