Tuesday, April 2, 2013

B is for Books

Happy Tuesday!

Today's bit of inspiration comes from books—and specifically from this short video about them created by director, editor, and cinematographer Sean Ohlenkamp. Not only does the video inspire me to continue writing in the hopes of one day seeing my own books on the shelves, but I'm also inspired by the artistry of the stop-motion animation Ohlenkamp used in the video's creation. I hope you enjoy his work as much as I do!



Also, my haiku for the Pulitzer Remix is up. You can find it here. If you have a chance, please check it out. I'd really appreciate it!


Wishing you all a happy and creative Tuesday. ☺

122 comments:

  1. The video makes the library even more magical! And I love your haiku! :-)
    -Jamie
    ChatterBlossom

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    1. "Magical" is the perfect word!

      Thanks for reading my haiku. ☺

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  2. This is a classic, and I love it still! Thanks! Have a Beautiful day!

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  3. Very cool. I wonder how long it took him to create this shortvideo. I bet lots of time.

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    1. I'm sure it did. From everything I've read I've learned that stop-motion animation is a very involved process. I just love the result!

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  4. Books inspire me also. Thanks for posting!
    ~Summer
    A-Z

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the post. Thanks for the follow. I'm heading over to your blog now.

      Have a great Tuesday!

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  5. Very beautiful video...amazing! Have a nice day.:)

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  6. always amazed by people's many talents and visions!

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    1. So am I. ☺

      Thanks for your comment on my haiku. I appreciate it!

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  7. I hope books never love their luster. I still cannot bring myself to buy a Kindle because I love the feeling of turning pages in a book.

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  8. An amazing piece of Video that speaks Volumes on the Magic of REAL Books. BTW, whispering pines are magical, too. Well done for Letter'B'.
    Sue~CollectInTexasGal
    AtoZ LoneStar Quilting Bee

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    1. I agree. I love my real books. ☺

      Thanks for checking out my haiku. That means a lot.

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  9. Thinking about my books on shelves inspires me, too.
    Jenn @Scribbles From Jenn

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  10. Happy A to Z April!
    Wonderful! I love books and hope to inspire every student in my classes to love books too! We are all authors in first grade :)

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    1. That's what my son's kindergarten teacher tells her class: "You are all writers." I love that. It makes them feel good about writing. I know my son loves doing it, and I hope he continues to love it as he grows older. ☺

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  12. Great Video I like books as well though I ow few most now I borrow from the Libuary. It's my intension to write a book using one of my Blogs http://forgottenfairmile.blogspot.co.uk/ and at the moment I'm putting a power point presentaion for a talk about it in a few weeks.

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    1. That's wonderful, Bill! Best of luck with your project!

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  13. That was fun. I'm always blaming my son for messing up my bookshelves but maybe I've been wrong.

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    1. He might be a cinematographer in the making!

      Glad you liked the video. :)

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  14. I am a fan of old fashioned books

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  15. Delightful video, Dana! I'm with you--hoping to one day be published. Blogging, learning, absorbing...and writing. :-) !

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    1. Yes, yes, yes, and yes!

      Happy Tuesday. ☺

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  16. What a fun video! Love those old bookstores!

    (Stopping by from the A to Z Challenge)

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    1. I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for stopping by!

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  18. what a fun video- charming and so clever. I am always in awe of film makers! Thanks for posting this! Cheers!

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    1. Yes, I'm always amazed by their level of creativity.

      Have a happy day!

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  19. Love this video. I've seen it before, but I love how magical it is. Thanks for sharing.

    Great haiku.

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    1. "Magical" is the perfect word!

      Thanks so much for visiting the Pulitzer Remix site and commenting on my haiku. ☺

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  20. Awesome video -- love, love, love, BOOKS!

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    1. Yay for books! Thanks for stopping by. ☺

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  21. Books, an excellent choice for a B word :)

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    1. Somehow I knew you'd approve! ;) Happy Tuesday, Laura.

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  22. Hello from A to Z! Lovely haiku. What are the pine trees whispering?

    Like you, I'm also a mom who writes.

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    1. Thanks! I love listening as the wind blows through the trees. I, too, wonder what they're whispering. ☺

      It's nice to meet you. Thanks for the follow. I'm off to visit your blog now.

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  23. I wonder if that's what happens at libraries and Barnes & Noble at night.

    Keep pushing for that book, Dana. There is a wonderful permanence and forever about a book.

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    1. It would be very cool if it was!

      Publishing is a hard road, but I'll keep pushing. I want that forever. :)

      Thanks for reading and commenting on my haiku. I grew up around those whispering pines, and I miss them.

      Have a great Tuesday.

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  24. Neat video! I'd love to see my books on shelves at some point, too.

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    1. Glad you liked the video! Best wishes for your writing. :)

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  25. Nice video and I def agree on books. I still don't have a reader because I love setting down with a book in my hand!

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    1. I do, too. I'm holding on to my books!

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  26. great video, publish a book and I will read it and I don't read very often

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  27. Yay for Books! I need more shelves. Well, I need a bigger house first! :)

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  28. That is so cool. Think of the hours and hours of work that must have gone into it!

    Thanks for sharing.
    HMG

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    1. Indeed. All that creativity really inspires me. ☺

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  29. I think we all agree that books are great and we all love them! :)

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  30. That's pretty amazing!! There's many very talented people in this world.

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  31. Books coming to life! Love it. :-)

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    1. It's a great thought, isn't it?

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  32. I've been inspired by the a song of ice and fire series by George R R Martin or my a to z! Books have a huge influence on the thing and how I write.

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    1. I don't know about that series, but I'll check it out. Headed to your blog now. ☺

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  33. What a neat video! Thanks for sharing. I can't wait for the day my books appear on a shelf. ~happy sigh~

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

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  34. I've seen something like this before. Amazing. I'd never have the imagination or patience to do something like this.

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  35. One thing that inspires me, is that a couple of blogs that I follow, have published their own books on Amazon. From there, one of them has been able to get their books into local bookshelves. It just amazes me.

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    1. That is inspiring! I love reading about those success stories. They give me hope. ☺

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  36. I love this! And books do come to life in the mind of the reader! Great concept!
    until next time...nel

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    1. That's a wonderful point! Thanks, Nel. ☺

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  37. As I watched this, I could feel the texture of a brand new book against my palms....now I want to go to a bookstore desperately!

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    1. If I could go anywhere, that's where I would want to go! I love everything about bookstores: the books—the smell of them, the people who sell them and buy them, the aroma of coffee... That's my kind of place, too!

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  38. Now that is an incredible movie and a work of art. :) Thanks for sharing it!

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  39. This was just flat out awesome! I have been in love with books since I first held them with chubby toddler hands. Books have been my companions, my education, my solace, my inspiration, and my respite at the end of long, tiring days. One cannot be a writer without first being a lover of the printed word. This was another great video, so enjoying your A-Z posts!

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    1. I'm so glad you're enjoying my posts, Josie. I've been loving yours, too. Because of them, I've really been thinking about gratitude and all I have to be thankful for. ☺

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  40. I wish you all good luck with your writing. It's a tough option I know, but I think that your dedication will bring you rewards.
    Take care.

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    1. Thanks for this vote of confidence. It means a lot. :)

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  41. so many books, not enough time

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  42. I pray you see your books in writing. Im sure you will. Thank you for stopping by. I as well love books. My family would love to see my publish my writing. Though I have never given it much thought. Maybe I should.... Very encouraging.
    Blessings

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  43. Awesome video! I don't use a reader. I like to hold an actual book in my hands!
    Connie #133
    A to Z Challenge.
    Peanut Butter and Whine

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    1. Yes, I think I'll always love "real" books. ☺

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  44. Great video! I'm going to forward it to the members of my "librarians who need to read outside their preferred area in order to be able to recommend books..." book club.

    Donna at Donna's New Day

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    1. What a great way to learn new things! I'm glad you liked the video. ☺

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  45. books always provide inspiration everywhere :P

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  46. lovely video. have a wonderful week.

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  47. All those books had me drooling. Just the thought of being let loose there makes me happy :) When all the books were reversed, it reminded me of a meme I saw from a real library. All the books on the mystery shelves had their spines hidden :D Fab video, thanks for sharing. Good luck with the challenge.

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    1. I saw that meme—very cool! I'm glad you enjoyed the video. Thanks for stopping by. ☺

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  48. Dana Awesome piece of writing..Books are our companions forever..GOD<3U

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    1. They certainly are. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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  49. I love this video, Dana! I did books last year for "B" and almost did it again! Have a great day!

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    1. Thanks, Fran. I wrote about books last year, but I just couldn't resist doing it again. ☺

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  50. Thanks Dana. I also did Books for B. Very cool video!

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  51. Hey Dana, I noticed my comment came up as blogger. I tried to do it as wordpress since my site is wordpress.org but I got a message to sign in to wordpress and I have no idea how to do that. I've left messages before and my gravatar was linked next to my comment with the correct info. Do you have any idea what's going on? I'm so confused. Thanks:)

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    1. I'm sorry. I wish I knew. I'm horrible with all things technical. :(

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    1. This is one of my favorite animations. :)

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  53. This is so terrific--I'm sharing it on my blog's facebook page. Thanks for posting it!

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    1. Glad you like it as much as I do!

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  54. Wow. I can't even imagine the work it took to create that video. It was so sweet. I just want to go there and start reading each one!

    The Write Soil

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    1. That would be amazing! I'd love to do that, too. :)

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  55. Wow, great video! I've done some basic video editing and it takes forever. This one is a master piece. Had to share it on my facebook page.

    You have a fun A-Z idea and format. Enjoyed your posts for the first week.

    Have a great A-Z
    Margot at A Devotional Mosaic and Spark My Creativity

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    1. Thanks so much, Margot. I'm glad you stopped by!

      Happy A to Z. ☺

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