10 Years of Drawings, an Exacto Knife, and a Song: A Music video is born

May 30, 2011[ssba]

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While listening to All Songs Considered, a music show on NPR, I discovered the music of Yellow Bird, and subsequently the animated drawings of Michael Arthur.

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Ten years of notebook drawings and sketches by Michael Arthur, one week of work, 1,650 individual frames and an X-acto blade. Those are some of the ingredients Sam Cohen used to make this video for a song called “The Reason.” Yellowbirds is the music of Cohen and his friends.