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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Video Animated Short: "Loon Dreaming" by Iriz Pääbo (a film without words)

(7 min) "Loon Dreaming" opens with loons gracefully riding the waves, then suddenly we see the world through the eyes of spectacular bird flight. We dive down deep into the waters in pursuit of fish, launch skyward from the water and fly high over the world. The creative use of digital technology mixes magic to transform forests into colour filled aurora borealis.

 The quote at the beginning of the film is from the novel "À la recherche du temps perdu" (In Search of Lost Time) Remembrance of Times Past by Marcel Proust.

"The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes; in seeing the universe through the eyes of another, one hundred others - in seeing the hundred universes that each of them sees."

A film without words. The director's musical background permits a unique approach of developing music and animated visuals in unison instead of the traditional approach of creating the one first and adding the other to suit. "Loon Dreaming" won Best Shortfilm at the Montreal Film Festival 2002, the Fedex Best Canadian Short Film Award and  Best Animation at the Yorkton Festival Golden Sheaf Awards in 2003.