This short film pays tribute to music producer Daniel Lanois. Hailed by Rolling Stone magazine as “the most important record producer to emerge in the ’80s”, Daniel Lanois has won international acclaim as one of the most distinctive and talented producers of his time. Through his work with artists such as U2, Bob Dylan, Peter Gabriel, and Neil Young, Lanois has made an exceptional contribution to Canada’s music industry and inspired an entire generation of producers and engineers.This short film, a visual essay on sonic texture, was inspired by Lanois' childhood dreamscape.
Produced by the NFB in co-operation with the National Arts Centre and the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards Foundation on the occasion of the 2013 Governor General's Performing Arts Awards.
Ages 14 to 18
Arts Education - Music
Media Education - Film and Video Production
Media Education - Popular Culture
List the things that Daniel Lanois cites as his inspirations. What connections can be found among them? This short film can be divided into two different sections (0:00 to 1:50 and 1:50 to 4:45). Divide the class into small groups to write short scripts or stories to accompany the two sections and give a title to each. Research some of the albums that Daniel Lanois has produced and discuss how the music in each section reflects his different production styles.