After working on a novel on my own for many years, I got tired of the fact that my words were read by no one else, so sat dead in a way on the page. I started to speak them into short recordings on my phone, to set them into the air at least. Then I started to draw pictures to give another piece of life to the voice.
I’m captivated by how written stories, spoken language, and pictures interact to launch a story that’s a different story than any one of those mediums creates alone. This video is about how the voice, like background music, affects the message of what we say.
I started a site for short videos at Tin House Magazine. Click here to visit the blog. We’re publishing a few videos a month. Try it: speak some magic into your iphone. Poof: You’ve got a video. Share it with me.