That (Yorkshire) Sound

Currently I’m developing an animated portrait series – audio interviews, recorded soundscapes, drawings and forms assembled as experimental animations. The visual language and vocabulary will vary to best describe each person.

I just watched this beautiful short film, That Yorkshire Sound, by Marcus Armitage. The visual style is varied but weaves the story together.

I love the way the short audio clips are brought to life with his evocative drawings, or sometimes the other way around. Both sound and visuals complement one another in a way that doesn’t always happen.

The presentation reminded me of why I also loved animated Marfa by The Brothers McLeod…like looking through a sketchbook, we experience the hints of narrative as an environment of visual and sound bytes, and the overall interpretation stays up to us.

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