Monday, March 2, 2009

Another One

I know I'm killing my stats by posting odd videos from my son, but I can't help it. He's so crazy pleased with himself and I'm crazy in love with the kid, so here you go--another one.




Apparently the last video was posted with an inadequate amount of background, so allow me to explain. Mr. J, my beloved 14 year old, is obsessed with puzzles. He loves trying to solve them in record time. (I think he's down to 38 seconds on the flat Rubik's Magic puzzle featured in the previous video.) His newest use of his camera and his time has been this stop-motion animated self-solving Rubik's Cube. His cube is painted because he wore all the stickers off. Wore. The. Stickers. Off. Anyhow, enjoy my baby boy's little game. It's only a minute and five seconds.

9 comments:

Heidi Ashworth said...

That IS amazing! How did he make the cube move up and down without us seeing it? Genius! I adore your new profile pic! It looks like you (unlike most others I have seen).

Shellie said...

holy guacamole! he did that himself! I'm very very impressed. no joke I've always wanted to learn how to do stop motion videoing. maybe he could put together a little tutorial on how to do a stop motion video.

Jami said...

He took a picture, then took another picture and then took another pict...well, you get the picture. Then he...uh...made them go all together. I'll see if I can talk him into explaining it here in the comments.

Re the new profile picture:I'm just glad I found a picture of me. Normally I'm holding the camera.

ELASTICWAISTBANDLADY said...

My nearly 14 year old daughter called the Rubik's Cube an "Aerobics Cube" for years.

I'll take the focused hand-eye-brain coordination cube over the huffing-puffing-sweating-fainting cube, thank you very much.

ELASTICWAISTBANDLADY said...

Your kid is talented! My kids have only taken hours of video footage of our practically comatose guinea pig.

High adventure abounds among the pink fluff of the guinea pig party pad.

Jo said...

Well done! First for solving the thing to begin with. Then he makes a cool stop motion movie too? He is very talented. What a bright kid.

J-thing said...

My record is 32.66 on the 3x3. My record on the Magic is 1.07.
Thanks for posting it, mom!

April said...

First things first Jami....LOVE the new profile pic!!! And secondly...great job on the video!!! Kudos to your son!!

Fiona said...

wowzers! I'd be proud too! VERY COOL... can't wait to show my son!