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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Stop Animation with Painted Rocks

Inspired by Martha's painted rocks, Joey set out to not only create a stone menagerie, but to use them as characters in a stop motion video as well. She did it for her cousin Jaden's birthday, wrapping up all of the characters along with a cd of the video.

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Personally, I think this was one of the sweetest presents ever. Especially since I saw how much work went into it.

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Making the animals took much longer than we'd anticipated (even with me and Joey's best friend helping out). And the glue was still drying on the panda bear and turtle as we headed out to June's First Friday Art Walk the night before the party. We returned home at about 9 o'clock that night and Joey, undaunted and possibly inspired by all the art galleries we'd just visited, locked herself into my sewing room to put together the following video.



This one was well over 500 pictures and I had to confiscate the laptop around midnight in order for her to get some sleep. She put the finishing touches on it the next morning and still had plenty of time to get all glammed up for Jaden's celebrity themed party.

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Which was just a whole bunch of awesomeness in and of itself.

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18 comments:

Renee Unplugged - said...

WOW! That is SO very AWESOME!
What a great present! Joey is an awesome kid!

Renee

Heather Jane said...

Not enough words. way cool shall have to suffice.

Wander to the Wayside said...

Conner loved this! He had so much fun picking out the animals...and I was in awe at all the work she did on this. I loved the lady bugs!

Dot said...

As several of my friends would say, That is Made of Awesomesauce!

I'll be sharing this on the Dabbled facebook page

Mon said...

this is very groovy. what a fun & clever kid.

Glenda said...

So. Very. Cool. ! ! !

What an awesome birthday present.

Alice said...

Congratulations, Joey! That was a lot of hard work. I loved Weenie the Weiner Dog!! Love, Aunt Alice

Riimus Fungus said...

Joey ROCKS!!!!!!!! Fantastic video!!!!!

Angeleen said...

Absolutely one of the coolest things ever! I LOVE IT!!!

Wendy, I think you spawned the next Wil Vinton! :D

denise said...

wowza - that is amazing! love it.

Karin (an alien parisienne) said...

I've had this open in a tab for days, wanting to really take the time to watch the whole vid! I finally did it and I am so glad. Joey is such a creative and talented little girl and she is wonderful. Thank you for sharing her work with all of us!

Karin (an alien parisienne) said...

P.S. I demand more party pics, if you have them. Celebrity theme?! That sounds too fun!

Jenny said...
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Jenny said...

Karin, ask (or demand, your choice :) ) and you shall receive.

Here is a special link to get to see my 'friends and family' photos from the day. The ones without watermarks aren't digitally post processed (so that's why they aren't as good as the rest), but they still show a little more of the party... I hope you enjoy!

http://flickr.com/gp/jengay/25438i

Karin (an alien parisienne) said...

Thank you so much! Off to see them now.

Maria said...

The video is absolutely amazing! Fantastic job, Joey!!

Riimus Fungus said...

Hi Wendy! I hope you're doing well and still check the comments on your blog =o) I've always thought this video that Joey made was AMAZING and was wondering what software she used to put all the images together into one stop-motion animation? Was it the same software that did the end-credits? Thanks SOOO much, I would LOVE to make my own (inspired by Joey!) but am not sure what software to use. =o).

Wendy said...

Riimus, sorry, I guess I don't check comments so often anymore. Anyway, she just used the basic Windows Live Movie Maker, though there are many better ones out there.