Sunday, July 5, 2009

My Son Won What???

What do you get when you send a son to the Biggest Nerdy Geek fest (Techonology Student Association) this side of the Atlantic Ocean? One Rootin' Tootin', proud Mama.

So Abner won this little On-Demand Video Contest in our State a couple of months ago which sent him, his friend Candyman and others from their school to Nationals. I was a pretty proud mama with that but thought that it was a one time lucky gig. I mean we are talking Nationals. He'd be going up against seasoned Hollywood film-maker kids or genius mini-Spielbergs from some private Tech school. 71 different teams competed in all from all across the U.S.A. and even Germany.

Requirements include two props (a key card & pamplet) and one dialog line. 'I told you not to do that.' which they recieved when they arrived on location. They then had 48 Hours to write, film and edit a film of exactly 1 minute. Abner was the camera man and Candyman was the main actor. Other's from their school also participated.

You're not going to believe what they came up with this time... (Beware it's rated PG.)

Want to view it in better definition and on a larger screen, then you could try it HERE on YouTube.

Apparently, I've birthed a talented little Camera Man.

Out of 71 competing teams. Guess What???

They won 2nd Place!

At Nationals!

Out of 71 Teams!

Did I say they won SECOND PLACE!

Scream! I'm so excited!!!!! WOW!!!

I should have seen it coming from his very first little video of Soap Opera Lightsaber a couple of years ago. To his crazy Theron's Branch. To his Music Video Competition (which we are still waiting to hear the results from). My baby's come a long way.


Sara said...

That is so good---I'm cracking up! I'm sure you're proud.

My "Hitch" is trying to make a movie this summer, but he's having a hard time getting everyone together, esp. the cameraman.

Mrs. Darling said...

Oh tath is hiarious! Now ownder he won! Good job! And what a good looking son you have!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Congratulations! That is pretty dang cute:) And well-edited too!

utmomof 5 said...

That is too funny!! Great video and way to go Abner!

Trena Doll said...

LOVE it! The kid's a genius. And I'm only slightly biased. :) I'm just wondering now, how great was the video that took first? This one seems unbeatable. (laughed soo hard at the judge reaching over to cover the other judge's eyes in that last split-second.)

Karen said...

Wow, this is so great! They have really improved in their editing. Awesome!

Tink said...

FawnDear that is FANTASTIC! And that video is hilarious! Loved the ending on it. Very cute and clever. It's no surprise that they took second~There are bright things ahead for your son!

GO Gray's said...

That was totally funny!!! Very talented.

Anonymous said...

Loved it! Congratulations! Are you starting to pick out a dress for your first Oscar ceremony? This kid has this catch phrase in his future: "And the Oscar goes to..." :)


daylily777 said...

Very good and very funny!8-)