Note: If you already read this earlier today and clicked on the video, click it again! Now it has MUSIC! (Aw, come on, it’s only 30 seconds! Do it!!)
Here’s the project that has been absorbing Christopher and Jason for the last couple of days. On Sunday they set up a scene with Christopher’s Lego battle machines (he is the nine-year-old master of stripping down the Lego sets he gets and re-creating them as new creatures and characters). Then they created a stop-motion animation. Jason did most of the tech work but Christopher had a great deal of creative control of the project! Here’s the end result:
I should note that despite it being called “A Cole Family Production,” Christopher flatly refused to credit me with “Catering” even though I was cooking Sunday brunch while they filmed the animation. I tried to convince him that all “real” movies give credit to the caterers but … no dice. Oh well. Next movie I’ll have to try to move up to being a dolly grip or a Best Girl, I guess.