At an age when many girls spend their free time texting, my daughter Julia is using her iPod Touch for good instead of evil. :) Since buying her iPod last year with saved up birthday and Christmas money, Julia has made more than 40 stop motion and live action videos. Some, like the example above, are Claymation (or Claymotion as she calls it) requiring more than 600 painstaking photos per film. Others are stop motion using her American Girl dolls, and there’s even an anti-bullying video in which all the characters are actually pink erasers. She’s starting to dabble in live action filmmaking as well.
As you can tell, I’m proud as can be! Now we’d like to collaborate on a film using her talents and my editing skills (I am a writer/editor by trade, but took a college course in animation back in the day.) Of course, I’m sure I will likely be the grunt to her creative genius. We have already decided on a concept for the film, which will be refined in a filmmaking workshop she plans to attend this summer.
How you can help
We’d love for you to help by graciously donating any amount of money to enable us to create this film. No amount is too small. The money will go toward a better tripod, equipment, clay, props, lighting, and, as mentioned above, a filmmaking workshop this summer. In order to make this film a fantastic visual and entertaining experience, we would greatly appreciate any donation you can manage. We both thank you very much.
Risks and challenges
Risks include doing the preliminary research and legwork to produce a good quality film. For example, we need to learn better how to effectively light the film so as to avoid unanticipated shadows. We also need to research the best kinds of software to produce the film. Lastly, Claymotion takes a lot of time and patience to complete. Luckily, we have a lot of both. :)Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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