Action Movie Kid Volume 1 is an American action web series created by Daniel Hashimoto, also known as Action Movie Dad or Hashi for short. The series stars his son, James, as the main character. Each clip is a short home movie of James playing, when something dramatic happens, like explosions, death defying feats, and other crazy stunts.

The channel is known for the viral videos on the Action Movie Kid series, which all started from a clip called The Floor is Lava, where the child plays the game many kids of his age play called the floor is lava, where they try to get across a room without touching the floor since the floor is lava.

All of the dangerous effects and stunts are added in post-production by Hashimoto, who is a freelance visual effects arts and a visual development artist at DreamWorks Animation. He uses Adobe After Effects to make the short videos for YouTube.

Action Movie Kid Volume 1 Book Adaptation

There has also been a book adaption based on the web series since May 5, 2015. According to James in the book’s trailer, he fights a gooey monster and claims to be a bedtime story. The book can be ordered off Amazon and on Kindle.

Action Movie Kid Volume 1 Trivia

  • In June 2014, The Escape Pod Ad Agency contacted Hashimoto to co write and direct commercials for their client Toys R Us.
  • In addition to writing and directing Hashimoto also did much of the VFX work along with Eric Miller Animation Studios.
  • Daniel Hashimoto won the 2014 Streamy Award for Visual and Special Effects, and was nominated in the Action and Sci Fi category.
  • Daniel is of Japanese ancestry and also has a daughter named Sophia.

Action Movie Kid Volume 1 Subscriber Milestones

  • 1 million subscribers: July 27, 2019

Daniel Hashimoto, a former special effects artist at DreamWorks Animation, is also the world’s coolest dad. Using Adobe After Effects and a few third party plugins, he has turned his son James and baby sister Sophia into action movie stars.

The Dad behind Action Movie Kid Volume 1

Father to the adorable James and Sophia, Hashi – as he calls himself- is a USC graduate in Cinema/Television, interned for Paramount Pictures, worked at Walt Disney Animation Studios and then as an After Effects Artist at DreamWorks Animation. This background makes him perfectly suited to being a ‘dream dad’ who has the ability to bring his children’s imaginations to life. And he does so in a series of videos under the umbrella of ‘Action Movie Kid’.

Daniel Hashimoto, Dreamworks animator and lovely father, has created and shared on Youtube several videos using special effects for his 3-years-old James “Action Movie Kid Volume 1”.

In this video James is a character of Matrix, he handles the lightsaber and destroys a shelf in a toy store (Darth Vader, watch out!), he climbs wall using a grappling hook masked like Batman and then dives and sinks in a puddle on the floor. Impressive!

Mr Hashimoto told that he made all this because his son has got much imagination and doesn’t watch TV very much.

Funny Video Clips

With the spread of Internet global accessing TCP with accumulator cables and semi-fast connection, funny video clips like Action Movie Kid Volume 1 have become very popular online. By mid-2006 there were tens of millions of funny video clips available online, with new websites springing up focusing entirely on offering free funny video clips to users and many established and corporate sites adding video clip content to their websites. With the spread of broadband Internet access, video clips like Action Movie Kid Volume 1 have become very popular online.

Whereas most of this content is non-exclusive and available on competing sites, some companies produce all their own videos and do not rely on the work of outside companies or amateurs. While some video clips are taken from established media sources, community or individual produced clips are becoming more common. Some individuals host their created works on vlogs, which are video blogs. The use of Internet video is growing very fast. Between March and July 2006, YouTube grew from 30 to 100 million views of videos per day. More recent developments includes the BBC’s iPlayer, which was released for open beta testing in July 2007.

Funny Video Clip culture

The widespread popularity of funny video clips “Action Movie Kid Volume 1”, with the aid of new distribution channels, has evolved into ‘clip ‘. It is compared to ‘lean-back’ experience of seeing traditional movies, refers to the Internet activity of sharing and viewing a very short video like Action Movie Kid Volume 1 , mostly less than 15 minutes. The culture began with the development of broadband Internet service, and has seen a boom since 2005 when websites for uploading clips first started, including Shockinghumor, YouTube, Google Video, MSN Video and Yahoo! Video. In addition to clips recorded by high-quality camcorders, it has become more common to produce clips with digital cameras, webcams, and mobile phones. Much fun in Action Movie Kid Volume 1.

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