Dean Shareski has posted an outstanding lego stop-motion movie that a 15 year old teenager he knows (Joel) created, titled “The Good Samaritan.” Superb work! Having created a few stopmotion movies myself with my son that look MUCH more amateurish than this one, I am quite impressed. Smooth animation, great use of sound effects, and good use of appropriate background music. Great job Joel! I can’t wait to share this with my own kids, they are going to be inspired. Who knows, we may see a flurry of lego stopmotion from the Fryer household this summer as a result! I am sure this took MANY, MANY hours to complete. Well done!
I am convinced that the power of digital storytelling should be leveraged in a variety of contexts, and one of these is in our churches. I offered to teach a course on “Christian Digital Storytelling” back in the fall of 2004, but for a variety of reasons (which are just guesses on my part, I am not exactly sure why) it did not “make” for our church’s Wednesday night evening programming that term. I guess that folks were put off by the high-tech sound of this– what we are really talking about here is storytelling, and just using digital tools to capture the stories and communicate them with a broader audience via the web. Maybe sometime down the road I’ll have an opportunity to do this again and find an interested audience.
Kudos to Joel for showing the power of Christian digital storytelling via lego stopmotion! 🙂
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