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| 6 min

In this animated short, filmmaker Chris Hinton and composer Michael Oesterle leap back and forth between picture and sound. The dynamic movement of Hinton's visual art dances in syncopation with the bold musical strokes of an original modern classical composition. Without words.

  • director
    Christopher Hinton
  • animation
    Christopher Hinton
  • original music
    Michael Oesterle
  • musician
    Isabelle Bozzini
    Marc Couroux
    Isabelle Fortier
    Lori Freedman
    Philip Hornsey
    Philippe Keyser
    Clemens Merkel
  • music recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
    Sylvain Cajelais
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • digital imaging specialist
    Susan Gourley
    Pierre Landry
  • video on-line
    Sylvain Desbiens
  • titles
    Gaspard Gaudreau
  • production supervisor
    Richard Lesage
  • studio administration
    Gisèle Guilbault
    Jocelyne Lalonde
  • marketing manager
    Hélène Tanguay
  • executive producer
    David Verrall
  • producer
    Michael Fukushima


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Ages 6 to 13

Arts Education - Music
Arts Education - Visual Arts
Media Education - Film Animation

Have students identify instruments heard in the film; discuss the style of playing. Have students create alternate sound tracks to go with the images. In small groups, students view film repeatedly and attempt to create a story board for the film. Reproduce images from the film using a variety of media. Experiment with animation techniques seen in the film. Use the movement in the film as inspiration for dance.

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