Friday, December 3, 2010
I didn't make him up!
Last class you all saw my movie which featured the art and music of Daniel Johnston. Amy asked if I had drawn the characters, probably because they looked like the handiwork of a five-year-old. But no, Daniel Johnston is an actual artist and musician. This piece uses the same song that I originally had in my movie. I was using it as a backdrop for an original narrative that I wrote, but it is used here to narrate aspects of Daniel's life. It's not really a linear narrative, but you can see how the lyrics match the selected pictures of him and his artwork. I hadn't seen this before I did my movie. It works much better here.