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Now Hear This!

On Friday February 3, Judith Seidel led the 9th annual animation community period. This year's theme was sound in animation. 

From narration and dialogue, to music that the audience and the characters hear, to music that only the audience hears, to foley sound, students learned about how sound is critical to the way animation makes us think and feel. 

Judith showed the first animation with sound, Steamboat Willie. The two indie shorts Judith then focused on were Perfect Houseguest and Eagle Blue. She also found inspiration in Jean Batiste’s work on the music for Disney and Pixar’s Soul.

Fourth graders Reid, Natsai and Auden, and music teacher Maddy also treated the audience to their original sounds for Perfect Houseguest in real time. 

Disney’s Steamboat Willie

Perfect Houseguest, Animation by Ru Kuwahata and Max Porter, Sound Design by Bram Meindersma

Eagle Blue, Animation by Will Rose, Music by Julia Holter

Disney and Pixar’s Soul
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