My Son, The Film Maker

Monday, March 17, 2014

This weekend Andrew shared his latest short, stop motion film at his school's talent show, receiving  roaring applause and appreciation.  Safe to say, he felt like a rock star.  It was once again a really great night for him and his adoring fan club (of which, I am reining president, in case you wondered. ;)).

Andrew has always had a very deep desire to make others laugh,  channeling it in the right way hasn't always been easy.  Trying to be the funny man in class was not the best route.  Making films has given him an outlet to share both his sense of humor and imagination.  It is a tedious affair, this business of stop motion animation, and I marvel at his patience and dedication to see through his ideas.   (I wish those same traits were applied to math homework, but for now, I'll take comfort knowing he has them in him.)  I believe creativity is a gift to be nurtured and fueled just as much as athleticism or intelligence.  As a parent, I will do all I can to expose him to new experiences and opportunities that will stretch him creatively.  I can only hope that his desire to create and entertain remain a passion throughout his life, whether it is through film or other avenues.  Enjoy his latest work.  (oh, hey, Lego Movie makers?!  need an extra hand on that sequel?  in addition to being fan club president, I'm also his manager... :))




19 comments:

  1. I'm a regular blog reader but horrible at commenting. Had to stop and take a minute today to comment on this post. Awesome video! I loved it! You should be a proud mom :)

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  2. Wonderful movie!!!!!!!! I chuckled @ scratch the romance. Seriously fun movie

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  3. Fabulous! I can only imagine the patience it must take to make a movie like this. Good for him! Tell Andrew to keep up the good work. He's very talented.
    Claudia

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  4. That is absolutely awesome! Andrew did such amazing job with the Legos and the animation. love the visuals and the music he chose to use also.

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  5. So awesome! That boy has talent!!! On a side note...can you tell me where you got that great bag you are carrying!

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  6. oh my goodness! he is so talented!

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  7. WOW! That is amazing!!!! It brought tears to my eyes thinking how proud you must be!

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  8. WOW! That is amazing!! It brought tears to my eyes thinking how proud you must be!!!

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  9. I am a new reader and have never commented....wow I am rolling laughing! Such talent! Amazing! Just love it and I love your blog!!

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  10. That was awesome!!! You must be so proud:)

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  11. That was awesome!!! You must be so proud:)

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  12. Thank you.... My kids loved it! It was awesome!

    Claudia

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  13. Loved it! Can't wait to show my boys in the morning.

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  14. Loved the video! Just showed our 13 year old :) Fantastic job!

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  15. I've never commented on your blog before but your post today made me cry!
    Your son reminds me so much of my son, who now is 13. He does stop motion too and also short films...Every kid just needs to find their niche...

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  16. I showed Andrew's movie to my son and he loved it. He wants to know if Andrew will really make a full length movie based on this trailer. He would love to see it.

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  17. I showed Andrew's movie to my son, who loves movies and Lego. He would like to know if Andrew plans to make a full length movie to go with this trailer. He would love to see one.

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