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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Whats up with basilmentos? February 2013

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

38 comments:

  1. Haha no problem Anna, you take your time with videos! I know you'll do awesome in the play too! Just have fun though, that's what it's all about right? ;) I'm also going to be super busy throughout march and a little into april too! xD My gymnastics season ends in the middle of april after westerns and regionals so.. I'm pretty booked full too! I feel so bad, I barely get to log on nowadays! But after that, I will also have been completely moved into my new house, so I will finally be able to come back and get ready for SUMMER! :D YAY! Haha anyways, I can't wait to hear how the play gos! Talk to you later! ;)

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  2. Fantastic!!! I hope it's a singing part? Look forward to your films however frequently they are.

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  3. You're in a play? Amazing! And don't worry about the videos, take your time! If this play is only giving you 2 hours of free-time a week, so be it. I was in a talent show last year, and I didn't have a lot of time for videos.

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  4. I Could Wait A Whole Year For One Of Your Stop motions. They Are Just So Fantastic, I Know That When You Do Make One. It Would Be Extraordinary ,Like Always. I Am So Happy You Got In The Play!
    Good Bye,
    DaCollabies (I Have Subbed You On Youtube)

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    1. You stopmotion's are amazing, but I guess I can wait. :) LOVE Gabby!!!!!

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  6. Wow! I have never been in a school play! What is the play called? I love the new video you came out with! GABI IS IS CUTE!! Good luck in the Play!

    The Three Saiges,
    Maggnollia,Faith and ? http://thethreesaiges.blogspot.com/

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  7. So sorry you are busy! It's okay! :)

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  8. congrats for getting in the play! that sounds so cool, when I tried out for a play I didn't make it. (there's always next time right?) I don't mind if your busy though , take your time because your stopmotions are always awesome! :D

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  9. its ok :)I understand when I was lead in the play i had no time and i know what its like so thank you for telling us :)

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  10. hey i know your booked and all but when your not can you make a stopmotion about cyber bullying id really appreciate it thanks
    :)

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  11. Good luck with the play! I remember when I got a part as a sailor in the 3rd grade. I was so excited! Haha!

    My dolls say good luck too!

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  12. I know this is sort of a weird question but, what play are you doing?

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  13. You are so good at agsms I have done some but I never have time to upload them you are my role model keep up the good work

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  14. Thats TOTALLY fine that you wont be able to make some vids, im so DARN BUSY TOO! i have band rehersal and the recital will be on march 20th, and i have private clarinet lessons every wensday, and school, and study, and projects, and frienships with a guy i like and... well you get the idea... XP
    Take your time. we will be REALLY happy when you have time to make one!
    Chow fer now
    Ali
    a.k.a AGUniverseFilms

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  15. You have so many great stop motions, I can watch those for a month or two! I totally understand

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  16. I wish you luck on your play! I will miss your weekly videos, but we can all hang in there for a bit.

    ~ Lauren (BlueJeansAg)

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  17. Anna, you are amazing! You inspired me to make a blog! It would mean SO much to me if you checked out my blog:4agdolls.blogspot.com I would REALLY appreciate it! Maybe you can comment on it!You are my idol! It is okay if you are not able to make videos. Look on the bright side, you're in the school play!What is the play?

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  18. wow i auditioned for my school play aladdin and i got in im the gaurd

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  19. Wow, that's fine Anna! I am just glad you put up overshadowed and that you posted! I have been checking your blog daily for weeks and nothing so thank you for clearing this up. Oh and I have a URL to add:

    http//www.dollshavevoices.blogspot.com

    PLEASE CHECK IT OUT AND COMMENT!!!!!!!!!!

    **Clarity / Claire

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  20. im in a play too i know it can be stressful

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  21. Its Ok Anna, We Understand... Good Luck In The Play, Im Sure You'll Be Good!

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    1. Hi, I am Clarity and I wanted to know if maybe you could leave a comment on
      dollshavevoices.blogspot.com or
      agclarity.blogspot.com. I WOULD LOVE THAT!!!

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  22. Don't worry Anna, we all know that you're extremely busy. If I had that much time to make videos, I would be lucky to upload one in two months! Good luck in the show! I know you'll do fantastic!
    -☮♥Ⅿℯɡ

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  23. Wow looks like somebody is busy xD good luck with your play & I can't wait for more videos in April!!

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  24. Its ok... I know how you feel theres a School play at my school too! I didnt wanna join because of the play their putting on... Alice in Wonderland.... I just dont like that movie and it was supposed to be Wizard or Oz but they changed it!!!! :( So i just didnt wanna join this year.... But i get to make props for a musical im in called Susseical Its basicly based on Dr.Susse and i get to do paintings for it!!! YAYA!!!!!

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  25. Congratulations on being in the play, Anna! I am sure you are throwing yourself into the role with all the enthusiasm and creativity you show in your video work. Obviously, we (your fans) will all miss you on youtube, but how wonderful it will be for you to experience a live audience. I hope you have loads of fun and make a bunch of new friends.

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  26. Sweet! I have some busy things that keep me occupied as well! I guess I'm not the only one... :-) Braces coming up next month, science fair, final exams, promotion, and then FREEDOM! Whoopee!
    so yeah...I'm with ya.
    Oh yes, and does YouTube send emails when you upload??
    -Andrea Adela

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  27. Congratulations on being in the play! I know you'll do beautifully.

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  28. I can't wait to see some more of your awesome stop motions!

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  29. congrats on the play Anna! and i cant wait to see more stopmotions in April!

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  30. i love your stop motions anna! you do a wonderful job! keep up the good work!

    Love,
    AGamazing1235

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  31. Hey! You have inspired me so much! I just wanted to thank you and tell you that you are amazing. I emailed you, and hope for a reply!

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  32. If you have only a little time to make videos, you can make other things other then AGSM. You can make a review of your new doll, or another one of those "Boys reaction to dolls" with your brother. I am sure you'll come up with something, you are a brilliant and inspiring girl!

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  33. Hi Anna!!

    You know, you are a really inspiring person. I love your videos. My favourite is the one where your dolls open christmas presents. the end is hilarious.

    break a leg at the musical! (not literally though,)

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  34. where are u? what happen to videos? ugh! i love your post and videos! please hurry back!

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  35. It is okay, Anna. Just try your best to get back on track.

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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.