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Home, Safe

Leila Mullison

This three-minute short film was cut from over 25 minutes of stop-motion footage. I filmed the clips daily in my home for 67 days straight during the Michigan Stay Home Stay Safe order, from March 23rd to May 28th.

When COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, I was abroad in London. I had to leave my program four months early with four days' notice. Before March, I had been gathering a stop-motion clip at tourist destinations to make a "travel vlog." Once I got home, I got to work gathering stop-motion clips of everything I could do at home to make a "quarantine vlog" instead.

This video follows Filament (Fil for short), a lightblub-headed puppet who enjoys coffee, books, and games. Though he knows staying home is the responsible thing to do, filling the time gets more challenging as time goes on...

Artist Statement Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcJ2gYPbNHM

Video: https://vimeo.com/439858985

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