Sailor's Song

A stop-motion music video created with charcoal drawings.

  • Lee Barber
  • Lee Barber
  • Lee Barber
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Music Video
  • Genres:
    indie folk, singer-songwriter, folk rock
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 6 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 14, 2015
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Nikon digital still camera
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Lee Barber

Lee Barber is a musician and painter living in Austin, Texas. He has released four albums of original songs and presented three solo shows of his paintings at the Carol Robinson Gallery in New Orleans.

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Director Statement

I am always looking for new ways to tell stories and when I completed my album, ‘The Missing Pages’, I thought that some of the songs could work well as animated videos. But I didn’t want a computer generated look as my take on music is organic, handmade and personal. The animation needed to be created in the same way. A friend showed me some basic stop-motion work that she had done and I decided to try my hand at it. The result is ‘Sailor’s Song’. The frames were drawn using vine charcoal on panel and photographed with a borrowed camera mounted on a tripod.