Thursday, January 25, 2007

Peace Crane Project



This is why I love my job -- I get to do silly things like this!

This is a commercial of sorts, made to play at the CCHS Student-Made Film Festival to get kids interested in the Peace Crane project. It's my first-ever attempt at stop-motion animation, and it probably stinks, but I had fun so it's all good.

Incidentally, there will be a crane-folding workshop for the Peace Crane Project tomorrow (Friday) at 3:00 at Ellen's Ice Cream on Capitol Street. The cranes will be used in an installation by artist Amy Williams at Taylor Books to promote a peaceful end to the war in Iraq.

You know, if you fold 1,000 cranes, you get a wish. I lost count. Do you automatically get the wish when you get 1,000 cranes, or do you have to fold 1,000 and then make an official wish?

10 comments:

Stanton said...

I am impressed! I will be breathlessly waiting for the sequel.

jedi jawa said...

That was a nice use of time-lapse and musical accompaniment. What a cool project too!

scienceguy said...

That's a neat movie, and and even neater overall project with the upcoming series of Crane paintings. You've done a GREAT job with this! I am VERY proud of you!

AmyWilliams said...

Thank you so much for making this fun video! The Peace Crane Project is going strong with over 1,500 cranes... thanks for Nora Sheridan, Tess Lucas and people like you we're just making more and more wishes (and cranes for peace)!!!

Anathema Device said...

Oh, wow, thanks everyone! :) I had fun making this. I can't wait to see the rest of the students' movies when they finally get them finished. They're hysterical, so far!

Steven Adams said...

Peace Crane kinda sounds like a Cat Stevens song. But you're doing a great job.

Omnipotent Poobah said...

Wonderful.

Old Broad said...

I LIKE THIS!!!
Your students are indeed LUCKY to have you.

Anathema Device said...

No, I'm lucky to have them! :) My kids inspire me so much, and I get to spend all day exploring ideas with them. I really do have the best job, ever!

Flimsy Sanity said...

I am impressed also. Like the song choice too - perfect for kids who often don't have much of a voice.