October 19, 2020
Stamps Student Leila Mullison has been making stop-motion animated clips for Farmington Michigan’s Grand Raven Festival. The clips feature Arthur, a raven puppet named after the city’s founder, in various locations across the city.
Mullison was inspired to make stop-motions on location during a Stamps semester abroad in London. To capture the details of the city in a unique and personalized way, Mullison started collecting stop-motion clips on location at tourist destinations. Despite COVID-19 complicating the trip abroad, news of the project traveled Mullison’s hometown. There, the Downtown Development Authority commissioned Mullison to make a series showing off the unique features of Downtown Farmington for their October Grand Raven Festival.