This is the second film I made based on a text written and recited by Carol Novack (1948-2011).
The first one, "Civil War," is here vimeo.com/26869484.
The text of "Destination" (and "Civil War” as well) can be found in the book "Giraffes in Hiding: The Mythical Memoirs of Carol Novack." (tinyurl.com/d93v9lv)
I created the cover for that book, as well as at least a dozen illustrations, but it is only when I received my copy of the book that I realized Carol had dedicated “Destination” to me.
Music by Don Meyer (vimeo.com/album/2985607).
The images dialog with the narrative while following their own logic.
The images were made from a series of photos taken by my son Georges (he was 15 at the time of writing these lines) during a trip to Belgium, photos he then assembled in beautiful panoramas (used here as well).
Here's an example: tinyurl.com/9q5l7j2 (other movies made with his help are here: vimeo.com/tag:georgesdetheux)
I processed his images in a variety of applications (Still Life, Studio Artist and especially, Final Cut Pro).
Carol Novack died of cancer on December 29, 2011. She had so much left to live, to share, to write!
May she have found her town!
A third movie done with/for/to Carol's writing and the music of Donald Meyer is now on line, "Refuge:"
"Destination" is festival ready (digital file, .mov, Apple ProRes 422 HQ or h.264)
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