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February 15 - Filmmaking, day one

It's winter break for the kids this week, so no school. This means the "no TV in the morning before school" rule is suspended, which normally means morning activity is suspended as well, but this year I wanted to try doing morning activity through the break (mainly for this blog, to be honest). What's more, I wanted to make this week's morning activity a week-long intensive activity of Filmmaking. 

 

For Filmmaking, I make vines with the boys. I love Vine because at 6 seconds long it forces them to edit themselves: if left alone to make movies, Zephyr will make unwatchable 8 minute long catalogs of his toys with lots of dead space in between. But vines are quick and have edits in them, and need to be planned out a bit beforehand. 

 

Our vines tend to be about their toys having adventures. Some make more sense than others, many involve crossovers between shows that are wild violations of copyright laws, and most are multi-part stories that we never seem to finish. But I'm really proud of some of them, such as these ones from previous days:

But this week I wanted to do some vines based on one of our favorite new shows, Pickle and Peanut. Pickle and Peanut toys don't exist, so we used Legos to make 8-bit representations of the characters:

 From L to R: Peanut, Pickle, Lazer, McSweats

From L to R: Peanut, Pickle, Lazer, McSweats

And this morning we made our first vine, a recreation of a section of the (incredible) opening sequence. 

Pickle and Peanut executive producer Joel Trussell saw it, retweeted it, and called it amazing! More coming this week!

 Thanks, Joel! Your show RULES SO HARD

Thanks, Joel! Your show RULES SO HARD