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Kelowna dad's latest film showcases daughter's favourite toys

Kelowna resident Clayton Arnall made a stop motion video using his daughter's favourite toy.
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April 24, 2014 - 4:15 AM

KELOWNA – A local filmmaker's most recent video received a rave review from the person who means the most to him.

Clayton Arnall is no stranger to good reviews. His short film about a new sport called bouldering was shown at the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival, but his latest production is even closer to his heart.

Bullfrog’s Payback is a stop motion film Arnall made for his three-year-old daughter, Brighton. It features three of her favourite toys croaking and hopping along the back of a couch.

“My daughter really likes frogs,” Arnall says. “She’s basically slept with that tree frog every night for the last two years. She won’t go to sleep without that frog.”

Arnall says the stop motion video was more time consuming than he thought it would be.

“It took me about an hour to shoot and about three hours to edit,” he says. “It’s time consuming because you have to shoot each frame, move the frog a little bit, and shoot another frame.”

Arnall says that although the video took longer than expected, his daughters reaction was well worth the time and effort.

“She loved it. She really likes home videos and this was with her toys so she laughed and watched it around 20 times in a row. I have another idea for a more complicated stop motion with toys. Maybe one day I’ll get around to it.”

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at aproskiw@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email mjones@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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