Thursday, April 27, 2006

I Heard a Fly Buzz When I Died



Since this was my first animated film that I sent out into the world, back in 1989, I decided it would be the first I would post on the web. I'm very excited to put up more! Stay tuned!

4 Comments:

Blogger Barry said...

This animation gave me an insight I hadn't had before about this poem -- that flies lay their eggs in dead flesh, which then turn to maggots who eat the flesh. Dickinson was commenting explicitly about the natural world (and by implication, its relationship to the spiritual world).

6:44 AM  
Blogger SKStudio said...

Yes! I had the idea to make this film after a Professor I had as an English major at Cornell said that the "windows failed" ws her eyelids ceasing to operate anymore - that she couldn't see because the fly was on her eye! It was so wonderfully gruesome that it stuck with me for a year until I animated this film.

7:27 PM  
Blogger Gary Yager said...

Dear Lynn,
I remember when you made this wonderful animated short film when we were going to school together.
I still love the way you animated the film and the content of the film media and the poem that you used for the film.
You have come a long ways in this world since school, and I'm very proud of you and your fine work that you did in school and now out of school. Great job!!!! Keep Up
The good work!!!!!!


----Sincerely, Gary Yager

----marvinmartian@sbcglobal.net

5:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lynn--I like how the fragmented "fly eye" offers multiple perspectives at the end. It's an inspired idea.

6:16 PM  

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