Hey everyone! It's been a while since I last posted here, but I just wanted to let you guys know what has been up with me lately.
School has been great so far. Though I have lots of work to do, I am really enjoying myself. I am taking Advanced Placement courses this year, which, though they require more work than the average class, are really interesting. I am learning about anthropomorphic impact on the environment, the structure of the human brain and the art of ancient cultures like Greece and Egypt. It is all quite fascinating.
Unfortunately, all this academic enrichment comes with a cost. I am spending hours studying every night (and on the weekends) and I have much less time to make videos. I have been working on and off on a few separate movies for the past few weeks, but it is hard to find a time to really sit down and engross myself in stop-motioning. Instead, I have been frequently updating my instagram: http://instagram.com/annabasilmentos and responding to fan emails. It helps me stay connected to the AGtube world, but with less of a time commitment.
I also have some good news: I started working on a stopmotion today, and so far, it is going really well. I think it is going to turn out nicely! So stay tuned!
Thanks for reading.
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.