Thursday, November 2, 2006


One of my favorite sessions at Vision Forum's Film Academy was Isaac Botkin's dissection of a short film his family made.
The Botkin kids made it in one month, especially for the Film Academy. Benjamin, Anna Sofia, and Elizabeth Botkin composed and digitally orchestrated the music. Isaac, Benjamin, Noah, and Lucas Botkin did the voices. Benjamin, Noah, and Lucas built the ships on the computer out of digital Legos that Isaac created. Isaac Botkin animated the film.

It was so interesting to see all of the behind-the-scenes work on this 3-minute film at the Academy. The work that went into it was amazing!

None of the Botkin kids have been to college. Instead, they have practical, real-life experience, and they can figure things out for themselves. Besides, they are extremely industrious and motivated. It's amazing what a family can accomplish when its members work together!

To see more extremely interesting information about this film, as well as some behind-the-scenes videos, go to Isaac Botkin's Blog.

Isaac Botkin said that one of the most difficult aspect was getting the Lego men to look Lego-realistic. Since they only have seven joints in their entire bodies, this was quite a feat!

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