“A Dream China Vacation”

dream vacation opener

Amanda is a Shanghai-based designer and a friend of mine. She spent weeks and weeks putting together this stop-motion video for a chance to win a trip around China’s southwest. And she’d get to visit me in the Yunnan Province!


If you want to help Amanda win her dream vacation, please “like” her video on Youtube!

P.S. Have you ever made a stop-motion video?
I’m feeling so inspired to make one of my own (but for now, just wistfully watching finished works)!

These videos are amazing: one + two + three + four

**All images and video by Amanda Pickens


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    September 7, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    I hope she wins, it was super cute! She is one creative lady.

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      September 8, 2011 at 1:17 am

      Yay, thank you for the support.

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    September 7, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    done! the video is amazing. so creative!

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      September 8, 2011 at 1:20 am

      Thank you, Catarina!

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    September 7, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    Really loving the stop-motion videos, I have been wanting to make one for ages! 🙂 Good luck to your friend on winning the comp!

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      September 8, 2011 at 1:21 am

      You should totally try to make one! You have so many cute crafty supplies, too. I wonder what your stop motion would look like if you went through with it. 🙂

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    September 9, 2011 at 3:24 am

    ahh this is amazing!! definitely liking 🙂

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      September 9, 2011 at 3:12 pm

      Thanks, Ashley!

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    Johanna Tagada
    September 9, 2011 at 9:27 am

    That´s amazing! I have to admit what I love maybe the most is the first part when we see her walking! It´s so good.

    I never did a stop motion video, but when I was in fine art S… a lot of friend did, so much work & so much hours.

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      September 9, 2011 at 3:13 pm

      Yeah, I really like her choice of locations around Shanghai. And yeah, I can’t imagine how long it takes to make a paper figurine move for just a few seconds!

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    September 9, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    wow, i’d really like to know how she made this. i can’t even start to imagine!

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      September 13, 2011 at 4:54 pm

      With a lot of work and patience, right? 🙂

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    September 9, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Now that’s creative!

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    September 9, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    WHOAAAA! Huge work. Mad respect! 🙂

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