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Saturday, July 09, 2011

What I Did On My Summer Vacation



The eight-year-old spare is fascinated with stop-motion stuff, so we wasted the morning together in a most pleasant fashion. He acted out all the choreography first, and took all the pictures. Eight frames per second will drive a person to distraction, but remember: Don't panic!

14 comments:

Thud said...

A funny and talented family without a doubt.

julie said...

I laughed, I cried... no, actually, I just laughed. Well done!

Philip said...

Another Bob Fosse in the making...

Anonymous said...

Jesus, when I was a kid we had to draw stick figures on the corners of successive pages in our school notebooks, and riffle them with our thumbs.

I guess when you were a kid 15 years earlier they didn't even have stick figures yet.

Pretty cool stuff.

Bretton Point said...

I would guess you have been told countless times by older and old dads, we would give our right arms to go back in time and play with our one time 8 year olds one last time. Nicely done, thanks

Johnny Glendale said...

@Anonymous: Oh, sure, you had thumbs, we had to riffle with our noses...

Sixty Grit said...

A Ray Harryhausen for this century. Well done.

teresa said...

Oh! I loved that - we adore that herky-jerky motion stuff at our house!

You have some very talented kids, Mr.S.

Jewel said...

My daughter went art college and graduated in the field of animation, where she works, sometimes. This was one of the things she had to do, in addition to the flip book. Looks like your spare shaved about six months off his education expenses.
Nice work, Garrett and Dad.

vanderleun said...

Well, at least you got an executive producer credit.

Sam L. said...

OK! Now I want to see him/you redo the THRILLER video this way.

Andy said...

I may have mastered nose picking at his age. I say, may..........

Awesome.

Andy
www.smokingtoaster.com

Al Johnson said...

Great work, Garrett! Reminds me of this commercial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLmE4lby_fI

...which inspired several parodies, including this one featuring the car I drive: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXOJ28b6WIo&NR=1

Keep at it! We're looking forward to your next oeuvre--

H. Gillham said...

Hilarious. Really.

But also, really, eight pictures a second?

*runs and hides*