This is a compilation of animated sequences I made for "White Raven", a BooTown shadow puppet theater production exploring the life of a bird born with the wrong color feathers. "White Raven" featured three channels of live shadow puppeteering (performed by Lindsay Burleson, Jade Young, and Mauricio Menjivar), with one screen intermittently showing stop-motion animation by me. I handled all design, fabrication and animation duties for the animated sequences. The music here was recorded on an iPhone during a performance at Devin Borden Gallery, then synced roughly in post (I didn't have access to board audio).

Creator/Director: Emily J. Hynds
Puppeteers: Lindsay Burleson, Jade Young, and Mauricio Menjivar
Live Score: Joe Wozny
Stop-Motion Animation: Dave Merson Hess

PERFORMANCES
August 29, 2015 at Rudyard’s, Houston, TX
September 4 & 7, 2015 at Devin Borden Gallery, Houston, TX
September 10, 11 & 12, 2015 at Alley Kat, Houston, TX

PRESS
“Shadow Tale: BooTown’s ‘White Raven'”, Arts+Culture TX
“12 Bricks: The Best of the Week”, Free Press Houston
“A Shadow of a Story”, Houston Press/Village Voice Media​​​​​​​
The full performance is available on YouTube.
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