Daydreaming. \ˈdā-ˌdrēm-,ing\ A visionary fantasy, especially one of happy, pleasant thoughts, hopes or ambitions, imagined as coming to pass, and experienced while awake.

For many, daydreaming is a temporary escape from reality. But for creatives, any blank canvas (even Latex gloves) gives us an opportunity to act on those visions. And then DayDreaming becomes "DayDoodling"!


Claymation Creation

Patience. It's hard enough mastering this characteristic as an adult, but imagine being a 12-year old kid that has to accept this quality before being able to see his work of art come "alive"! Meet Zachary M., also known as "MiniClayDude".

During my recent visit for a "most special" project, I discovered that we both share the same love- ANIMATION. I was about Zachary's age when I knew that bringing drawings to life was what I wanted to do too. So I took the opportunity to ask "MiniClayDude" a few questions about his love for Claymation Creations.

What interested you in doing claymation rather than painting or drawing?
I got into claymation a long time ago (like 2 years ago). I saw a guy on you tube named Mamshmam who did amazing claymations and I guess I followed that.

It's a lot of work making movies.Why do you do it? How does it make you feel?
The way I do it is simple. I just take a picture and move the guy. Take a picture and move the guy (and so on). It's also because I have patience. They make me feel happy and excited to watch them at the end!

How many pictures (frames) to you take for an average movie?
For an average movie I take more than 200 or 300 pictures.

What kind of reaction have you received from family, friends and fans of your movies?
The reaction from my family, friend, and fans is really good. They encourage me to make more movies.

What's can we expect next from "MiniClayDude"?
What can you expect from MiniClayDude next? . . . Heck, I have a whole 2 pages full of ideas from ninja fights to water balloon fights!

What are your plans for the future?
My plans for the future are being a priest. Or if God is not calling me for that, then I will become a. . . doctor or something like a claymationist.

Thanks Zachary and continue to explore your God-given talents!
You can watch more from "MiniClayDude" on his YouTube Channel