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A Conspiracy of Mermaids, Art, Music and a Toy

If you recall the “sneak peeks” I posted a while back, your wait is over. Here’s a special something I’ve been conjuring up for the holidays!

For those interested, this video was created with hand-drawings, animated in PowerPoint. I wanted to push the boundaries of what most people think PowerPoint can and can’t do. In that sense alone, I feel a mission was accomplished. But I also wanted to have some fun with it…. which I did!

The vision for the video came to me after it was clear that no one wanted their children to be filmed in a piece that would be shown on YouTube. That was disappointing, since kids really engage with this game and it would have been great to capture their enthusiasm. But, as someone, somewhere, once said, “inside every cloud is a silver lining”. This one came in the form of a happy idea.

And so, this is what happened when an idea + illustrations + PowerPoint + some good music became a video!

Special thanks to composer/musician David Santucci for lending his remarkable talent to this piece. A gifted artist and overall nice guy whose work will soon be available in high-def quality on iTunes; it was a delightful collaboration.

Now I hope you’ll go on over to Amazon and buy the Magnetic Mermaid Dress-Up toy and make some kids very happy this holiday! :  )

Patricia Saxton

  • Debbie

    December 9, 2010 at 10:15 am Reply

    my daughter loves the game (and the books) I love the art, and now this moving art! I love how a “not my child” from a paranoid mom resulted in this cute motion picture. So creative. The music is just perfect. Nice job Patsy!

    • saxtonstudio

      December 12, 2010 at 3:51 pm Reply

      thank you so much debbie! and i have to admit that the thought of your little girl hugging her mermaid dress-up game was part of my inspiration on this piece. : )

  • Jeanne B

    December 8, 2010 at 8:58 pm Reply

    Love the Power Point – and the Mermaid Dress up! Well worth the wait!

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