Whenever I go out of town for a vacation, I know I can turn to The National Film Board of Canada for something cool to drop in to our weekly video showcase. In this case it’s a cartoon from 1995 that they just posted week before last. Animator Paul Driessen sets eight interlocking tales to the music of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in this animated short. Toying with traditional storytelling structures, Driessen allows his stories to unfold simultaneously in eight different windows on the screen. Like Vivaldi, he uses the seasons to delineate the work.
It’s pretty cool. Enjoy it. I’m celebrating my anniversary.