Story cubed

The other week on Twitter, constant source of ds106 inspiration Amy Burvall shared this video:

I had blogged about Guernica before, in an attempt to analyze it as a story. This video brings more depth to the painting, by analyzing the imagery and telling the backstory. The poetry in the lyrics does a lot of work to make the story concise yet detailed. In a way, we have a story cubed: the painting is a story, and there is a story behind that story, and the song presents a story that brings those together and extends it.

I love the way the video literally dissects the painting, separating out elements and applying a Ken Burns effect to it. I’ve played a little with this kind of technique in the past but never to this extent. It’s a great example of using art to make more art.

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