Video Sunday: You’ll Never Read Imogene’s Antlers the Same Way Again
To put this trailer for David Small’s graphic novel memoir on a children’s literary blog is a bit misleading. Stitches, as far as I can ascertain, will be marketed for an upper YA or adult readership. Children will not be interested. However, I found this trailer fascinating. And I am interested. Now more than ever. Thanks to Bonny Becker for the link.
Let’s lighten the mood a bit. With the amount of time in my life spent online, I found this next video positively adorable. It’s a conception of what the Internet might be like from back in 1969. Note the copious use of the written word.
I just hope that someday my predictions of what the future holds will be met with the same, "Aw, ain’t she adorable?" feeling that this film conjures up. "Aw, she thought the polar ice caps would drown the eastern seaboard? Well now isn’t that precious?" Thanks to Crooked House for the link.
My children’s room owns a fair number of records, actual honest-to-goodness LPs, that circulate for whatever reason. And the record that probably circulates the most is a collection of sound effects. I’ve wondered what use it could possibly have in this day and age, but I suppose that if one had some way of converting the records to digital bytes and bits, they could aid in the creation of book trailers. Here, for example, is one such video making excellent use of both sound effect and original vocal recordings.
Many thanks to Brian Floca for the link.
It doesn’t get any less strange, working in this gigantic marble library. And it’s all the stranger when famous people are telling the world to keep it open. This is a rather nice little video chock full o’ famous faces. I’m a little sad that Tim Gunn could be in my workplace and I’d have no clue. Ah well. Boo-yah to libraries! (Mom, did you see Jeff Daniels AND Bill Irwin here?).
Peter H. Reynolds is known for his seemingly simple pen and ink stories. Books like The Dot and Ish. In this original short film, the story is described as a tale that, "movingly conveys the loneliness a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder often experiences, and the life-changing effect each of us can have in breaking through that solitude."
Thanks to Children’s Illustration for the link.
Here’s something cool that I never heard of. Apparently author/illustrator/CURATOR (oo aaah!) Thatcher Hurd went about talking to and interviewing different authors and illustrators for the exhibition ‘Once Upon a Book‘ at the San Francisco Center for the Book. You’ve got your Chris Raschka, your David Macaulay, your Elisa Kleven, your Maira Kalman, and your Brian Selznick as seen here.
Thanks to Cynsations for the link! On a related note, how cool is the SF Center for the Book’s online gallery for the show Show Me a Story: Children’s Books & the Technology of Enchantment? Muy cool.
And to finish, we have our last unrelated video. I should note before you watch this that I enjoy any film, long or short, that makes me ask, "Where is this going?" and then comes off with a great capper to answer that question.
To be honest, I didn’t recognize that it was Ewan McGregor until someone pointed it out to me. A big big thank you to bookshelves of doom for the link.
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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