The Magical Magic Man of Magic-It’s a Family Thing

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This post is a little different from our usual stuff. I usually only post about our wonderful wedding couples. However, today I had the great pleasure of attending a screening at the JB Speed Art Museum and I couldn’t wait to share it! We have two wonderful boys, ages 12 and 4. The 4 year old is still figuring out what he really likes; although he definitely has a thing for garbage trucks and vacuum cleaners, don’t ask. But the 12 year old, Nikalus, is becoming more of his own person every day. Most kids at 12 are into sports and video games. While Nikalus plays his fair share of Wii (I embarrass myself when I try to race him on MarioKart), he has 2 activities that he is really passionate about: Flying airplanes and making movies. We have not pushed the film making idea onto him at all, but he loves it. His friends come over and in about 3 hours they have shot and edited a 10 minute movie about Nerf Guns (12 year old humor, of course). He loves anything to do with making movies. In fact, he regularly asks if we want his help when we film weddings. He doesn’t quite understand why it’s unprofessional to bring a 12 year old along as an assistant at a wedding:)

So to keep this passion burning bright, for the second year, we enrolled him in the Stop Motion Animation Summer Camp offered at the JB Speed Art Museum. Nikalus had a blast. Today was the last day of camp so they have a screening in the auditorium at the Speed Museum. The educators and museum security were kind enough to allow us to bring in one of our cameras to film the screening (cameras typically aren’t allowed in the museum). We will get a final DVD copy of his movie, but we didn’t want to wait 3 weeks to show this off. We couldn’t be any more proud of Nikalus and what he accomplished this year!

We hope you enjoy!

*Keep in mind this is a “pirated” copy, so the audio is a little rough because it’s straight from the shotgun mic on the camera)