Every year I create a DVD for my family and friends for Christmas presents. Usually it's sort of a video diary of our year. In 2006 my daughter Miranda and my nephew Dustin Magidson were inspired by a start-stop animation class they took at summer camp. This led us into creating one of our own and it sort of got out of hand.
A key to the people:
Head-balloon pumper: Diane Aurelius (friend)
Monster Boy in glasses: Duncan Magidson (nephew)
"Buy my video" is my brother-in-law Boswick the clown. You really can buy his video.
Three singing ladies: Diane Myrick (sister-in-law), Donna Payne (mother-in-law), Lisa Myrick (sister-in-law)
Hobbits: Stephen LaBounty (my Dad), Pat Knoblauch (Dad's special gal).
Helmet dancers: Matt LaBounty (my brother), Kelly Blair-LaBounty (sister-in-law), Jacob LaBounty (nephew)
Red suit singers: Christopher LaBounty (brother), Pamela LaBounty (mother), Rodney Case (Mom's special guy), Katrina Van Duyn (sister-in-law)
Sumo wrestlers: Seth Adams and Brady Lea (Miranda's godparents). "Fight" announcer is David Gallagher (friend)