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The Sound Collector

The Sound Collector

| 11 min

This animated short features Leonard, a 6-year-old boy with the unusual hobby of collecting sounds. Transforming household noises around him into exciting fantasies, he creates an adventure story for his older brother in which knights chase away monsters and perform other daring deeds.

  • director
    Lynn Smith
  • script
    Lynn Smith
  • animation
    Lynn Smith
  • producer
    Lynn Smith
    Ishu Patel
    David Verrall
  • executive producer
    David Verrall
  • animation camera
    Pierre Landry
  • sound
    Normand Roger
  • editing
    Jacques Drouin
  • post-sync effects
    Ken Page
  • re-recording
    Jean-Pierre Joutel
  • voice
    Colin Kish
    David Disalvio
    Corinne Spiegel
    Steve Alexander
    Joann McIntyre
    Lynne Deragon
  • music
    Normand Roger
  • unit administrator
    Diane Bergeron


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Ages 6 to 12

Study Guide - Guide 1

Arts Education - Art
Arts Education - Visual Arts
Family Studies/Home Economics - Child Development
Family Studies/Home Economics - Parenting

Brief “lesson launcher type” activity or a series of inquiry questions with a bit of context:

An animated film outlining the experience of two children stuck in the house and trying to make the best of a boring day. Seymour has a difficult time understanding Leo’s game at first. What do you think convinces him to take part in the storytelling? How can being “bored” or stuck inside encourage imagination? Does this style of animation remind you of anything? Why might the filmmaker have chosen to use some realistic images, such as the magazine cut-outs, but also some unrealistic images, such as an exaggerated size of hands?

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