Student Academy Award Winner Reveals Stop-Motion Secrets
Dried Up is a stop-motion film that was created by a group of local independent animation directors. Last month, it was featured in the New York Times. It also won a student academy award. Dried Up is easily Kansas City's best piece of stop-motion since the heyday of Reuben Gomez. Stuart Bury, one of the creators of the film, recently responded to a few queries.
Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to be with family. When you are sitting around the Thanksgiving dinner table, do you talk about sports? Maybe you argue about politics? Or, do you talk about family – about those who are no longer with us? Holiday times are a great time to ask the older generation questions about family. That’s also a time when more questions come up. "Why did great grandpa go to California to live? "What was grandma’s maiden name?" "Where did my red hair come from?" "What nationality are we?" Sometimes other family me
Alzheimer's can break your heart. I know. My mother had it. The first signs were subtle-a light bill left unpaid, a name forgotten. The later signs were gut wrenching - being found a mile away from home by a good samaritan, forgetting who her children were.
The library is a fabulous resource for movies in a variety of genres: drama, comedy, adventure, science fiction, mystery, and musicals. Although musicals aren't as popular as they once were, they are still a delightful form of entertainment. Musicals lift your spirits and evoke pleasant memories.
Every year in November, John Williams writes novels with me. So do James Horner and Michael Giacchino. But this year, it's a lot of John. He sits beside me while I type out the story that unfolds in my mind, cheering me on. It's true. Well, it feels like it's true.
Gatherings with family can be difficult for people who have certain food allergies. Food allergies are on the rise for both children and adults. There has been a 50% increase in food allergies over the past decade in the United States. The most common allergies are milk, eggs, tree nuts, peanuts, shellfish, seafood, soy, and wheat.
There are a lot of "bugs" in the news these days. Haiti has cholera. Hotels have bed bugs, and computer emails deliver viruses! The next version of the flu is just over the horizon according to the news.
As I've related in a previous blog post, I am a card-carrying nerd. So, it should come as no surprise that I read a lot of science fiction and fantasy. Lately, I've noticed something of a trend in the nerdosphere. No, it's not vampires. No, it's not zombies either. I'm talking about airships.