Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Lights, Camera, Action!

So we've just discovered that our little digital camera makes movies. Actually, we had some sense of this because it seems like all digital cameras do this sort of thing, but we've never really dabbled in all the things it can do. Too many bells and whistles for me, I like the point and shoot kind of thing. Either way, when we hang out at GK&T's, they have the same camera and the kids make little movies. Extrapolating that knowledge to our camera, the kids actually sat down and started making short home movies, and they are a scream. So funny, so cute, and believe it or not, so well thought out.

A tends to take the helm and N gets to the be the star, but you can tell that a lot of thought went into the scripting and staging. There are even props. The end result are little movies that the kids can be proud of, and mom and dad get a huge kick out of it all.

Needless to say, we are ready to send the kids to movie-making school, tomorrow. Just kidding, but we've been toying all along with the idea of getting a movie camera, at least something they could make some stop action animated movies with, which could be a lot of fun and a great creative outlet. I'm thinking it's in the stars, even getting R's seal of approval, so stay tuned. For now, we'll make shorts with our point and shoot.

Until the next time, thanks for reading, and thanks to Alek von Felkerzam for the pic.

Making movies, they're hilarious, lots of thought put into it. Could be a creative avenue to pursue. I'm from LA, so it's in our genes

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