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Simon's First Stop-Motion Video




Simon Edwards | Obi-wan vs. Anakin from Ali Edwards on Vimeo.

Last week while I attended his IEP meeting Simon got to hang out with his friend Ben. Ben and his Dad had just been perfecting the art of stop-motion and taught Simon the basics. We left there with the name of a small camera and the software (Frame By Frame) Simon needed to make some of his own videos here at home.

The camera arrived over the weekend and he's been making little videos daily since then. This first one is about 9 seconds long - you might have to push play twice (for some reason I did). So cool.

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  1. Julie MacManus says…
    03/15/2012

    wow congrats on a fantastic video simon - im a teacher from New Zealand and i'm so impressed by your skills - ( i couldn't do that!) tomorrow i'll show my 5 year old son and he'll think it's NEAT!
    cheers julie

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  2. Vera says…
    03/15/2012

    Bet it was so much fun doing that! Give us tips Simon, hehe!:)

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  3. iku says…
    03/15/2012

    I pushed 3 times & laugh!
    So nice!

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  4. MammaDoi says…
    03/15/2012

    LOL...how brilliant is that! Well done Simon :)

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  5. Ilona says…
    03/15/2012

    This is fabulous! Really great job Simon! Hope to see more :-) *thumbs up*

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  6. Kara says…
    03/15/2012

    Great work Simon!! I hope you'll share more of these...so much fun!

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  7. Louise Fortune says…
    03/15/2012

    Hysterical - thank goodness for Lego, my son is the same age as Simon and we have a HUGE collection of lego people, I think sometimes the sets of lego are bought specifically just for the people they contain !!

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    1. caro says…
      03/16/2012

      Ditto! and I sense some movies coming on ...

  8. Lori says…
    03/15/2012

    Way cool! Great job, Simon!

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  9. khloe says…
    03/15/2012

    fantastico!!!!! ben fatto Simon!!!!

    great!! :D

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  10. aliza says…
    03/15/2012

    Very cool. My kids would love to do something like that. I'll have to show this to them. Do I need a tutorial, or is it pretty intuitive?

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    1. Lourdes says…
      03/15/2012

      I was thinking the same thing. My nephew would love this but I was wondering how easy it would be to explain to him. Any tutorial would be awesome.

    2. aliza says…
      03/15/2012

      Thanks guys.

    3. Carrie Alexander says…
      03/15/2012

      You can find loads of great tutorials on the web; I did a search for "how to make stop motion Lego videos" and found a ton!

  11. Diane says…
    03/15/2012

    Way to go Simon! What a great video. I'm sure it took a lot of time to make, and it was well worth it. It's awesome!

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  12. Marie-Pierre says…
    03/15/2012

    So cool!!! I had to laugh when the head fell down. :D Great job Simon! Hope we'll get to see more. Marie

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  13. Emma Tandy says…
    03/15/2012

    wow thats fantastic simon,my son who's 10 would love that, will have to get him the bits and pieces he loves lego like simon, thanks for sharing.

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  14. Ellie A. says…
    03/15/2012

    That is SO awesome! I love it. You ROCK Simon :)

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  15. Brooke says…
    03/15/2012

    Totally awesome. I have a film degree and can't do that!!

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  16. Heather G says…
    03/15/2012

    Way to go, Simon!

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  17. Michelle L says…
    03/15/2012

    Very cool!

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  18. P.J. says…
    03/15/2012

    A director in the making!! Way to go Simon. Keep going on these types of projects.

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  19. Paula says…
    03/15/2012

    My son just made his first too! However, his older sister had to get her Polly Pocket dolls in with the Star Wars action... He wasn't too happy about that!

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  20. Mariángeles says…
    03/15/2012

    OMG!! This is AWESOME!!

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  21. Helen says…
    03/15/2012

    fabulous, ali, pass my congratulations along! now, my son has been pestering me to do this too - i assume you don't need that special camera and can make them with any (sorry if that's a really, really, stupid question....).....

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  22. Monika Wright says…
    03/15/2012

    Bravo, Simon!

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  23. Tammy Davis says…
    03/15/2012

    This is so cute! Now, if he could just train Anna to be his subject!

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  24. Suzelle says…
    03/15/2012

    whoa Simon......VERY cool !!!!!!!

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  25. Jenny A says…
    03/15/2012

    This is awesome!

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