Thursday, March 1, 2012

Pickett's Charge!

I know it's been a while! I've been working away on a great new project with singer songwriter ellen cherry. It's been an exciting ride. We started out working on her CD art and I fell in love with here song Pickett's charge and suggested I make a crankie* about it. Well from there we decide to film it, so ellen could have it on line as a music video.

Pickett's Charge is the story of a young girl's inner questions about war and the universe. I made a shadow puppet show narrating the story which ellen accompanies with her poignant song.

This past week we filmed the video with Mike O'Leary over the  weekend and then premiered the crankie in front of a full house at The Strathmore Mansion this past Wednesday. We couldn't have asked for a better crowd. It was a wonderful response.

I will post upcoming events and images of the new CD cover soon.

Hope you are enjoying this beautiful day!

*A Crankie or Panorama is an old fashioned visual hand cranked scrolling device.  It's a box containing a ream of paper or fabric rolled around 2 posts, which is then pulled across the front, much like film in an old camera. Mine are a magical combination of papercuts and shadow puppetry.