Monthly Archives: March 2008

Super Lego Mario 1

Oliver and I spent a few hours working on this today. We took 160 pictures and Oliver was the director and moved all of the Legos around all by himself.

Lego Super Mario Bros.

This is a test run for a Lego stop-motion Mario Bros. animation that Oliver and I will be working on tomorrow. He’s really exited and has been coming up with lots of great ideas. We’ll shoot the real thing using a tri-pod and decent lighting, so this was a trial run to get an idea of how it might work.

Oliver plays “King Midas” in his second grade play.

On February 5, 2008 Oliver starred in his school’s production of “King Midas.” We were so excited and, to tell the truth, a little nervous but he did a fantastic job. When we first heard that he was going to be in the school play we were a little concerned thinking that he might not be able to handle the pressure. But, Oliver surprised us when we first went over the script at home he knew all of his lines as well as everyone else’s! Of course they had already been rehearsing at school and by the time the script came home he had it down. We worked a little on the speed – he was initially speaking way too fast – but other than that he was totally confident.

Below is a video that I put together using footage I took using our old VHS-C camcorder and video that Jen captured using our digital camera. It turned out pretty good, and to make it fun for Oliver I added a Star Wars type intro and rolling credits at the end. He loved it! I also added subtitles here and there where it’s difficult to make out what some of the actors are saying.

The King hanging out before the play.