Sunday, September 02, 2007

the most amazing thing anyone has ever done ever



So, on Friday I stopped by Lisa's room. Lisa is a cool new member of my co-op, and she had been animating on her chalkboard wall. Yes, that's right.

Anyway, we decided to make a music video of the Gentle Revolution song I wrote for Emily's birthday this spring.

Then we played with chalk for the next eight hours. While I was working my last shift at the hospital yesterday, she edited it.

I just can't say enough about how awesome this is. Basically, you have to see it for yourself. Thank you Jesus for inventing Youtube. And to Josh for recording the song. And to Lisa for making (much of) the movie.

Some of you might know that I tried to do stop-motion animation in middle school, and loved it, but had really, really crappy equipment. I've always wanted to do more. Long live my new home, where amazing stuff like this is happening all the time.

Can't stop the Spirit.

(If it doesn't work above you can go see it on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ilM0BONIgw)

16 comments:

Megan Highfill said...

You are such a lovable hippie, David Reese. Awesome video.

Hannah said...

ditto... but i wanted to see your head, david! i wish that everyone who was in seminary was like you. then church would be fun.

Leah Faleer said...

See, David, this is exactly why I listed you as one of my heroes on my facebook profile. The world + David = MUCH BETTER. Thanks for sharing. -Leah

nicapamela said...

that video IS pretty freakin amazing. and that song is just awesome.

Noah said...

I am in awe. After this video gets around, empire will have no friends left, no doubt. Come write songs in Argentina.

Anonymous said...

That was so beautiful I cried. It worked me over like a work of art.Emily's Mom

Mblejer said...

Ok, so I'm thinking stop motion bible with dinosaurs throwing balls to eliminate each page as you go through it (you know, as a metaphor for our mortality. And also because ball-throwing dinosaurs are the shit).

And then at the end, the dinosaur devours Richard Dawkins! (mostly just to up the sales figures)

Beth said...

DAVID! Shazam!

My favorite part was your reproduction of the sign with the Wesley quadrilateral and pink triangle holding hands (well and the Mennonite cookbook, of course...)

YAY!

Love Beth

David Reese said...

Yay, someone caught my obscure Wesley reference.

Sarah "Or Maybe A Drummer" Hammond said...

I'm so embarrassed. I missed the Wesley reference! David, you've convinced me to drop out of grad school and take up the mandolin. Do you need a tuneless accompanist for the full album?

David Reese said...

In the "crazy methodists" line, you can barely see someone holding up a sign that shows a pink triangle holding hands with the Wesley quadrilateral. Really, there's no way to notice it unless you were there for the original sign, as Beth was, at General Conference in '04.

Tom (tomhoberg.wordpress.com) said...

This is just about the most amazing thing I've ever seen.

Be proud, Lisa and David!!!

FranIAm said...

Lovely, truly lovely and inspiring!

Jared said...

bow in awe before the mighty david reese...

Elena Maria said...

That is totally awesome. And also adorable. (little bopping dinosaur! <3!)

Mark said...

Dude - that is hilarious!