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Saturday, May 6, 2017

Stopmotion Presentation from the May 6th meet-up!

Today I had a meet-up at the AmericanGirl store in NYC to celebrate Z's release. It was such a fun event! There were goody bags with Z themed stuff, and I did a presentation/meet and greet. I met so many cool people and had a great time. Huge thank you to everyone who came!

At the event, I gave a step-by-step presentation about how to make stopmotions , and a couple of people asked if I could post it so they could look back at it again. And for those of you who couldn't make it to the event, it might be fun to just look it over and see what I talked about!

Here is the link to the presentation (in google docs). Go check it out! :)

Again, thanks to everyone for coming today. It was a blast, and I hope you all had as much fun as I did!

The story behind it all....

In September of 2009, a pre-teen girl named Anna was searching youtube. She no longer used her american girl dolls. they were behind the closet doors, gathering dust. She reluctantly glanced over, then began to type in the search bar: American Girl Dolls. A video came up. She clicked on it. 14 coustumed dolls slid onto the screen and began to dance together, waving their arms and doing cartwheels. Anna was shocked. How could this be possible? This was.... Amazing. She quickly searched a few more. There were hudreds of videos, by usernames like stephenswodadancer, AGlovejess and girloftheyearstudios. Anna couldn't believe it. This new discovery was incredible! She ran to her room and pulled out her two dolls, felicity and samantha. She grabbed her camera. And, she began to film.

It is now four years later. I work on videos almost everyday, usually stopmotions. I have gathered quite a few veiws and subscribers on youtube, and I really appriciate when people comment on my videos. I have come unbelievibly far, but I still leave up those first videos from two years ago, because for me, those are the memories that I will always treasure. I am so happy that I can share them with you.