Here’s my first try at stop-motion video, an ode to the compost pile. This is my second take at Semanal, and I was kind of wracking my brain for an idea until I got this nifty book in the mail today: Multimedia Journal, by photojournalist and blogger Richard Koci Hernandez. It’s full of ideas and inspiration for multimedia storytelling projects. The first video project he suggests is a simple stop-motion animation. It’s ridiculously simple, so a nice way to jump on in.
One of my resolutions for 2008 is to try some new things. Tonight I gave printmaking a spin. Brennan and I picked up supplies at Utrecht this afternoon, carved the hell out of some linoleum, and ended up with a totally presentable first batch of prints. Mine’s the elephant, his is an adorable silhouette of Daisy.
It ain’t pretty.
I’m learning to play the piano. I’ve also resolved to try more new things this year. So I joined a barely-off-the-ground but super-neat-looking web project called Semanal that aims to bring people together around creating one video a week. My first effort is a copycat version of what’s on Vlog Your Face: