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App Alert: La Luna: The Story Project

La Luna App title PAge

I was provided a download code to check out LA Luna: the Story Project app. Opinions of the app are 100% my own.

La Luna was one of the most beautiful short films from Pixar that I’ve ever seen. It is the story of three generations doing a job. The grandfather, father and son. It is the first time that the young son had ever gone to work in the family business. You see him in his wonderment as only a young boy has. He tried to find his place and his own identity while both his father and grandfather offer him their guidance and attempt to get him to work as they do. Eventually the young boy find his own way of doing the job. He even manages to bring his two elders closer together.

La Luna Storybook

The Story Project app shows the reader multiple ways of looking at the movie. There is the short film itself. Then there is an interactive video, a storybook and a behind the scenes section. I love finding out more about the things I watch and this was a perfect app for me to learn more about La Luna. It also provided me with another way to share the story with the kids. I could read the beautiful book, show them the movie or we could listen to the book together. Then we can explore what it took to make the sounds, the characters and overall design of the movie. I especially liked watching the progression reel with the storyboard and finished film side by side. It would have been better if you had the option of making it full screen with one half the storyboard and the other the finished film. Continue reading App Alert: La Luna: The Story Project

Albino “Pink” Dolphin in Lake Calcasieu

Allison sent me a link to this story about a “pink” dolphin that was spotted with a pod of other dolphins in Lake Calcasieu. The dolphin is actually an albino and has pink eyes. That is quite a story and I think that there should be a post about it on Dolphin Bubbles, the SeaWorld blog for dolphins.

If that news didn’t make you smile then you have to watch this awesome video I watched this morning. It is a short film, 16 minutes, starring TJ Thyne of Bones. The short film is called Validation.

Please watch before you read my comments below.

Did you watch it? If you didn’t then don’t read my comments below as they could possibly be spoilers.

Didn’t you just love that little film, it was inspiring. I really enjoyed how things came about throughout the whole film. No violence, no swearing, good storytelling and I love the Black and White. The evolution of the characters and I really loved the realization that no one had ever validated Hugh before. I know it might be overly sentimental but it worked, it left me smiling. I hope it did the same for you.