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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. Lynn says…
    03/15/2012

    That's so cool!!!!

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  2. Marge G. says…
    03/15/2012

    Way cool! Simon, the Director and Screenwriter - quite a future for this guy!

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  3. Ruby C says…
    03/15/2012

    Simon seems to be a natural film maker. I was hooked as soon as they switched on their light sabers! I am amazed at the advance techniques of the changing camera angle. I really enjoyed his story line also. Very dramatic ending!

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  4. Amy says…
    03/15/2012

    Great job Simon! Can't wait to see more :)

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  5. heidig says…
    03/15/2012

    Great job, Simon! I loved it.

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  6. jenny says…
    03/15/2012

    Awesome job, Simon! I called my boys from the breakfast table to come and watch it :)

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  7. Karen Heisler says…
    03/15/2012

    Wow! So Wonderful, Simon. I can't wait to show it to my two lego fanatic boys (and my daughter, too!) Great job, and hope to see more!

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  8. Kelly says…
    03/15/2012

    Nice Simon! That must take a lot of patience! You GOOOO!

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  9. Nikki M says…
    03/15/2012

    Awesome! He is truly an amazing little man. His Mom is pretty wonderful too. :)

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  10. sandysewin says…
    03/15/2012

    Well, done, Simon! Star Wars is the best. :-)

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  11. lisa cox says…
    03/15/2012

    Simon is awesome!

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  12. Sherry Eckblad says…
    03/15/2012

    WAY TO GO Simon! You totally rocked this one. Can't wait to see the next. Ali you might have a future film maker in the making.

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  13. Kara says…
    03/15/2012

    Simon that was fantastic! Good luck with your movies.

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  14. Julie Finch says…
    03/15/2012

    AWESOME!!! :)

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  15. ale says…
    03/15/2012

    awesome video!
    congrats, simon!!!!!

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  16. JosieK says…
    03/15/2012

    That is AWESOME!! My 7 year old is taking a class at school on stop-motion animation and he LOVES it. I just showed him Simon's movie and he said, "That is soo cool! Is he taking a class like me?" I've now agreed that a video camera is top gift for my 7 year old's birthday..God help us all!

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    1. caro says…
      03/16/2012

      Hi Josie, I'd love to hear more about the materials of this class. Do they perhaps do their own drawings? And is there refernce material. Have noticed that my son's art is rather more stories than "still life" and am keen to encourage... tx

  17. scrappychick says…
    03/15/2012

    GO, Simon, GO!

    My niece and nephew have been doing this for awhile. I am always amazed at the result.

    Way to go, Simon!

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  18. Tracy Bayley says…
    03/15/2012

    How brilliant is that? I will definitely show my 5 yo son tomorrow who is a complete star wars freak! Can you let us know the details of the camera etc. as well Ali?

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  19. Gayl Staffler says…
    03/15/2012

    WOO-WOO - this is wonderful Simon. Well done with the Legos. I'd be interested in knowing more too.

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  20. Dori says…
    03/15/2012

    Simon, your stop-motion video is amazing! Thank you for posting it. :-)

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  21. Pam S. says…
    03/15/2012

    Way cool Simon! Love it!

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  22. Amy says…
    03/15/2012

    My favorite part was the very beginning when the lightsabers appear and the very end with the headless villain! Great job, Simon!

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  23. Ellen Coker says…
    03/15/2012

    EXCELLENT stop-motion video. I watched it three times because I too love legos.

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  24. Debby F - Wa. says…
    03/15/2012

    On Becky Higgins site she showed a PL idea. There is a site that makes the URL into the "square scannable" thing. Then they printed it out and put it in PL. Then when you flip the book you can scan with your phone and view the video away from the computer.

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    1. Melly B says…
      03/15/2012

      Susan,

      The video on how to add QR codes to your album is
      http://youtu.be/7aaExvPoalo

    2. susan garner says…
      03/15/2012

      Hi Debbie. Where would that be on Becky Higgins site.I can't find it. Many Thanks.

  25. Betsy says…
    03/15/2012

    Incredible!!!! So cool that this technology is available for kids. When I was young this would have been way out of a normal person's price range to purchase. Go Simon Go!

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