February 16, 2012

Tess Martin - "The Whale Story"

Tess Martin completed her animation project as part of the Seattle Experimental Animation Team (SEAT) residency at the Red Wall. More info here. SEAT website.

"A fisherman experiences a moment of connection with a female humpback whale in the waters off of San Francisco. Is this an example of inter-species communication or a mysterious fluke? This true story is retold in paint on a 16 foot high wall with the help of the passing public in Seattle's Cal Anderson Park. Watch the timelapse here: vimeo.com/32413369" - Tess

Directed and Animated by:
Tess Martin
Additional Animators:
Webster Crowell, Stefan Gruber, Britta Johnson, Amanda Moore
DK Pan
Music & Audio:
Spencer Thun
Jenny Asarnow, Alec Deason, Emily Eagle, Marc Hobbs, Ilana Holmes, Britt Madsen, Tristan Parker, Anthony Sonnenberg
Katie Durant-Storey, Alma Khasawnih, Shannon MacIntyre, Britt Madsen, Doug Mora, Houria Rollosson, Venus Volante

This story was originally heard in the Radiolab podcast 'Animal Minds' and was animated primarily over one weekend in Seattle's Cal Andersen Park. Made Possible by: Sound Transit, 4Culture