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A charismatic 11-year-old character is a good start to this short film. This young lady is incredible. She says profound things and I could not help but stay engaged with her. Her story is one of so many, but that she personalizes what a child in her situation may go through is what makes this piece so powerful. At one point in the video, she says, “This is not the great American Dream.”
I have a feeling that this young lady is going to do some good things when she grows up.
Seriously, how fun is stop motion? This is a cute little video on a topic that I don’t think we think about very much. It’s a charming little piece that recaps and teaches us about the GIF.
This edit of photography is wildly amusing. I like what James Pomerantz wrote and I really like the photography he selected to share as his weird finds throughout the year. Each photograph makes you pause and experience the moment.
This week a delightful photograph by presidential photographer Pete Souza has been circulating around the Web. It’s of a young Spider-Man spraying his web on the president. It is a treasure of pure cuteness. It’s also quite nice to see our president’s playful side. The gallery is a wonderful documentation of the president’s life and work. Souza has a nice style of capturing private and spontaneous moments.
Caption: Top left: Screen grab from “Sera’s Story: Growing Up Poor in San Francisco” by Jezza Neumann; top right: Screen grab from “The Short History of GIF”; bottom left: Fluffens, a 4-year-old mixture of Persian and Angora cat, relaxes while a mother white mouse (lower left) and her brood of seven use her for a playground. Bettmann/Corbis; bottom right: President Obama pretends to be caught in Spider-Man’s web as he greets the son of a White House staffer in the outer Oval Office, Oct. 26, 2012, by Pete Souza / The White House
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