1. Flavor created the opening sponsor reel for the 2013 AICP midwest award show.

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  2. WATER, WATER celebrates the UK's National Poetry Day, taking its subject from the theme for 2013. This short animation unites the diverse voices of poetry in a dreamy, watery world to inspire children and adults alike. It is a film by Leo Crane with sound by Andrew Hayes, following their award-winning collaboration for the London Library (THE LIBRARY, 2012).

    WATER, WATER is a London Animation Studio production for Forward Arts Foundation.
    Visit nationalpoetryday.co.uk or london-animation.com for more information.

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  3. A collaboration between video artist Demet Taspinar, who made this film, and me (Elizabeth Bradfield) who wrote a poem to it. Demet made the movie when working in Antarctica, which is where we met aboard an expedition ship. She was the ship's doctor; I was a naturalist. We've made three of these collaborations so far. This one was published (in video and as a printed poem) in Alaska Quarterly Review.

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  4. A collaboration between video artist Demet Taspinar, who made this film, and me (Elizabeth Bradfield) who wrote a poem to it. Demet made the movie when working in Antarctica, which is where we met aboard an expedition ship. She was the ship's doctor; I was a naturalist. We've made three of these collaborations so far. First published on "The Rumpus" as video and also as a printed poem in April, 2013.

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  5. A few years ago, knowing I absolutely adored the John Coltrane album, "A Love Supreme", a friend gave me an incredible book by Ashley Kahn : "A Love Surpreme/The Story of John Coltrane's Signature Album." Reading the book, I discovered something remarkable: the fourth movement, Psalm, was actually John Coltrane playing the 'words' of the poem that was included in the original liner notes. Apparently he put the handwritten poem on the music stand in front of him, and 'played' it, as if it were music. I immediately played the movement while reading the poem, and the hair stood up on the back of my neck. It was one of the most inspirational and spiritual moments of my life.

    I've seen some nice versions of this posted on the net, but wanted to make one using his exact handwriting. I also wanted to keep it simple. The music and John's poem are what's important. I hope you enjoy this. I hope this song inspires and leads everyone to more love and compassion.

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