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11 MAY 2010

I Met The Walrus: Animated John Lennon Interview

"n 1969, a 14–year–old Beatle fanatic named Jerry Levitan, armed with a reel–to–reel tape deck, snuck into John Lennon's hotel room in Toronto and convinced John to do an interview. This was in the midst of Lennon's "bed–in" phase, during which John and Yoko were staying in hotel beds in an effort to promote peace. 38 years later, Jerry has produced a film about it. Using the original interview recording as the soundtrack, director Josh Raskin has woven a visual narrative which tenderly romances Lennon's every word in a cascading flood of multipronged animation. Raskin marries traditional pen sketches by James Braithwaite with digital illustration by Alex Kurina, resulting in a spell–binding vessel for Lennon's boundless wit, and timeless message."

(Josh Raskin)

Fig.1 'I Met The Walrus' (2007). Josh Raskin – Animator, Josh Raskin – Director, Josh Raskin – Editor, Josh Raskin – Composer (Music Score), Alex Kurina – Cinematographer, James Braithwaite Computer Illustrations – Cinematographer, Jerry Levitan – Producer, Josh Raskin – Screenwriter, James Braithwaite – Illustrator, Alex Kurina – Illustrator [6 minutes].

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14 year old • 19692D2D animation • Alex Kurina • animationdigital illustrationdrawingfilmhotel • I Met The Walrus • illustrationillustrative styleinterviewJames Braithwaite • Jerry Levitan • John Lennon • Josh Raskin • motion designmotion graphicspeacepen sketchesreel-to-reelsequence designtape deckThe BeatlesTorontovisual communicationvisual designvisual narrativevisualisationYoko Ono

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Simon Perkins
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