CHEK Upside: Nanaimo artist goes viral, receives praise from Schitt’s Creek star

CHEK Upside: Nanaimo artist goes viral, receives praise from Schitt's Creek star
WatchTodd Cameron spent 15 hours creating a stop motion animation tribute to his favourite TV show using his childhood Fisher-Price collection.

Whether it’s trying to capture the dystopian future, recreating the ‘Die Hard’ movie poster starring his one-year-old son Jack, or a photoshoot featuring physical distancing lessons from a Sasquatch, Todd Cameron is making the most of his lockdown.

“I’ve been trying to spread some smiles around and keep myself occupied. If I keep my brain active with creative projects, the days tend to go a little quicker and I tend to go to bed a little happier,” said Cameron, a wedding DJ from Nanaimo who’s been off-work since mid-March.

Cameron’s most recent project is a tribute to his favourite TV show, Schitt’s Creek.

“It’s the only show that consistently makes me laugh out loud,” said Cameron.

With the show’s recent series finale, Cameron says he spent fifteen hours to create a one minute stop motion animation video that featured his Fisher Price toy collection.

“So I thought, I had this huge Fisher-Price collection I’ve been collecting for years from my childhood, and I thought I’d give it a go to create my favourite song from the show which is ‘A Little Bit Alexis’.”

Cameron says with the popular Canadian show coming to an end combined with many people having more time on their hands these days due to COVID-19, it was the perfect storm to garner plenty of interest.

“People are really going crazy over it, and it’s fun to see something that I’ve created spread a few smiles over this crazy time,” said Cameron.

To top it all off, the official Schitt’s Creek twitter account shared the video with the caption “storytelling at its finest.” Cameron’s personal favourite star on the show Dan Levy also shared the tribute, calling it a “masterpiece.”

“To have my creative hero call me or call my project a masterpiece kind of helped me get over that hurdle where I consider myself to be an artist now…. and I can kind of let that go and move forward and hopefully find some new projects on the horizon,” said Cameron.

As of today, the video has over three hundred thousand views on social media. To view the video in full, watch below.



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