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Friday, June 10, 2016

Summer 2016 basilmentos videos!

It's summer! The best time of the year. I am back home from college, reunited with my dolls, and ready to film to my heart's delight!

I have already been planning my big summer movie (with the help of my best friend), and today I will hopefully start making costumes. The movie is going to be pretty extravagant, but there are some serious roadblocks to filming.

There are about to be some serious spoilers here. I hate releasing spoilers because people get excited and they create expectations and in this case, I haven't even started filming yet. But Im really stoked to make this movie, and I can't stop thinking about it, and you guys deserve to know what's on my mind!

Anyways, in this movie, two of the dolls need to be able to swim on camera. I was thinking of choosing those two dolls ahead of time and then getting an our generation doll that looks like each of them who I can use for the swimming shots (that way I don't have to feel guilty about getting them wet? I don't know, what do you guys think of that idea? I feel like it could work if the dolls have the same hair color and stuff. (basically, I will have doll stunt doubles!) Underwater, things are pretty blurry anyways, so you probably wouldn't be able to tell.

The movie is also going to have a bunch of water sports scenes where I think it's gonna be really hard to balance the dolls. I was thinking of sailing or windsurfing, since those are the most stable water sports (with something small and tippy like a surfboard or kayak, there is no hope). But I can't seem to find any doll sailboats or windsurf boards for sale that seem legitimately waterproof and hardcore enough to take ocean waves. I might have to build my own doll boat or board, which is a pretty daunting prospect (I don't know how to make it light enough to float while still supporting the doll's weight).

Let me know if you guys have any ideas. I am super excited about this movie, and I really want it to work. Once I jump through some of these hoops, I should be pretty much good to go.

Time to start sewing costumes!!! :D

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.