Hey everybody! Long time no see! Today I figured I should update you on what has been going on the past couple months.
There have been some big changes in my life recently! I auditioned for the school musical, and I got in. Now I have rehearsal until 7 every day after school. My weekends are also filled with rehearsal from 10-6. Pretty crazy, huh!?
I am sure you can all guess what I am going to say next: I have way less time to make videos! With only a few hours on the weekend, stopmotioning becomes stressful and I am always in a time crunch!
The show opens at the end of march, so until then I am pretty much booked. Video making is definitely going to slow down a bit. I know you are probably accustomed to a video every weekend, but that is going to have to change a bit. I used to have the time to film AND edit a stopmotion on Saturday and Sunday, but now.... I have about 2 hours of free time per week to work on stopmotions.
I figure I should also let you know that in the last few weeks in March, I will most likely not be making videos- at all. The final weekends before a play opens are always insane! Last semester the rehearsals were from 8 am to 6 pm on weekends. (with 10 minute breaks!) I am assuming it is going to be similar, if not even more intense, for this show. I may be able to crank out one small video- I think I have an idea for something simple and quick. However, I really can't make any promises. Who knows how crazy it is going to be?
However, in April I will be done with the show, and that means tons of free time for filming!! :D I can't wait! I have so many cute ideas planned, and I am going to have a blast making them all.
Long story short, I have a crazy month or two ahead of me. But, I will see you guys in April, with a bunch of new stopmotions! :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.