Grace Adele and the Grand Band Dream in iStopMotion

by Megan -

The last time we caught up with iStopMotion buff Ian Timothy, he reported he’d been commissioned to create a stop motion animation music video for Grace Adele and the Grand Band’s song “All My Dreams.” Ian, an award-winning animator, has become a Boinx Chronicles regular with his superb work in iStopMotion on his original YouTube series, Beaver Creek. In his latest venture, however, Ian’s claymation figures morphed into humans instead of animals.

The video starts off with about 20 seconds of live action, showing Grace Adele falling asleep beside a tree. Dream mode and iStopMotion ensue, as Grace and the man of her dreams (no pun intended) act out what they will do when all of her dreams come true, from eating endless amounts of ice cream (yes, please!) to dancing the night away.

As for Ian, all of his iStopMotion dreams seem to be coming true as well! The 17-year-old’s stop motion animation for Grace Adele and the Grand Band won “Best of Show” in the Kentucky All State art competition (KyAEA). Ian’s iStopMotion for iPad animation, "365" won a Regional Gold Key in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, as well as the Superlative award from the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft. "365" also won a National Silver Medal in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards – which is really saying something, since only 1,500 works out of 200,000 win national medals.

Ian maintains SOME sense of normalcy, and attends St. Xavier High School in Louisville, Kentucky, is the associate producer of their closed circuit WSTX news and (unsurprisingly) a member of the National Art Honor Society.

More on Ian Timothy on the Boinx Chronicles
365 Days in Two Minutes
Beaver Creek Episode Six
Morph: Fair Play By Ian Timothy