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Dartmouth filmmaker’s animation project is getting close to being finished

White River Junction filmmaker Bona Bones is working on a short stop-motion animated film about her father’s boyhood in Alameda, Calif. (Courtesy Bona Bones)

Check out these videos posted on Instagram the other day by Bona Bones:

💥💥💥 #stopmotion #timelapse #stopmo #animation #puppet #cartoon

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You might recall that we wrote about Bona way back in February when she was fundraising for this project. The final product is expected to clock in at 8 minutes — and at one hour of animating per one second of animation, it’s a long process!

Bona, a friend of mine, has also appeared here on these digital pages a few times. Follow her progress on Instagram @bonadona.

The agony and the ecstasy: 10-year-old Noi waiting for his team’s World Cup tourney draw is #relatable

From Greg Fennell in a column published Saturday about Noi and his family watching the draw in their Hanover home on Friday (Noi’s parents immigrated from Iceland):

Both of Gudbjartsson’s and Magnadottir’s boys received school permission to watch Friday’s draw at home. Noi, a Ray School fifth-grader, donned an Iceland jersey for the moment; Isak relaxed with him on a couch while Dad watched from the kitchen. (Mom could stay only 15 minutes before heading to work.) All patiently waited through a half-hour of speeches, performances and introductions before the reveal.


Noi clutched a pillow to his chest and Isak, normally a chatty sort, remained quiet through the festivities, but both responded favorably to Iceland’s assignment. So did Gudbjartsson, who pumped a gentle fist when the country’s name finally came up.


“I’m just happy because we know how Croatia plays and we beat them (in qualifying),” Isak said. “Argentina is really good. … If we can get into that second spot (in the group) and go into the lower-side bracket in eliminations, we can probably get further than that.”


“I think we’re going to win this,” Noi remarked. “That’s all that’s on my mind. If we get beaten, I’ll still be happy for the Icelandic people and the team because they did well and got into their first World Cup.”

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