If what you're looking for isn't here, type keywords in SEARCH box (right side of this page)

OR look through list of topics in this blog OR look a bit lower for posts in order by date.

July 26, 2010

Sun Flight - Animated Film

Score by Ryan Wetherbee
Click on arrow to begin - There is sound

Last month I posted another of Gerald McDermott's films, called The Stonecutter. McDermott made The Stonecutter when he was only 19 years old. In fact he made only five animated films (all under 12 minutes) before he changed his career from film animator to children's book illustrator.

Sun Flight, one of those five films, is here set to music scored by Ryan Wetherbee. It's the story of Daedalus and his son Icarus. To refresh your memory of this story, you can read about it here on Wikipedia.

I found this film to be quite moving.  Am I the only one so affected by the art and the music?  The music here is a recent contribution, by the way, scored by a student at the Hartt School of Music in 2008.

To subscribe to the Thinking About Art Monthly Newsletter, look near bottom of the page.


Brian McGurgan said...

I think it was the long fall of Icarus that packed the emotional punch for me, Jean. The music accompanied it very well. Despite my familiarity with the story, it felt like I was seeing and hearing something very new to me.

Post a Comment