In 2008, for whatever reason, I don't remember, I got into stop-motion photography. I loved going on YouTube and watching videos, sometime for hours at a time. I found a few good videos made with Ninja Turtles figures, and a few with wrestling figures. I got the bug one night and REALLY wanted to make a good one for myself. I had a Mr. Perfect wrestling figure, but I needed another. So I went to Wal-Mart (at around midnight), picked out a 2007 TMNT Movie Donatello.
Yes, a wrestler versus a Ninja Turtle.
Since I had the computer stolen that had the tons of pictures I took for the video on it, I can't say how many I took. But I do know it was a lot. Five hundred to a thousand, maybe? I don't know. Either way, I took all the pictures, went online to find appropriate music (Mr. Perfect's and TMNT theme), as well as some wrestling sounds and commentary. With absolutely no editing skills beforehand, I used Windows Movie Maker (apparently on every PC that is released) to edit it all together.
What I got out of it all was a five minute and change video with sound effects, some commentary, lots of wrestling moves, and a giant hand counting as the referee. You'll see.
See, what'd I tell you? Giant hand. Probably the one thing I regret about the video itself.
What I hate, though, is how I can't put it on YouTube. Every time I try, it gets removed because there is copyrighted music in the video. I think it's just because of the TMNT theme song. It's a shame, too. While not that great technically, it's probably the most creative thing I've ever done (aside from writing a poem for the Wifey & I's 2 year dating anniversary).
I love this video, and I hope whoever views it, likes it, too. I put my heart and soul into it.