Menopause Song is a four minute animated video about the
positive aspects of reaching menopause. A bad day of cramps inspired
me to write the song which was performed and recorded on Mayne Island
with a group of friends. I restricted myself to using 48 pre-existing
photographes of the singers and images from gardening catalogues
which came in the mail. The pictures were digitized and then manipulated
in the computer environment. This was my first (and only, so far)
attempt to use the computer to animate with. I had a lot of fun
exploring the possibilities.
We recorded the song at the home and studio of Clarence Deis who
was using a state of the art recording set up powered by a car battery.
There wasn't enough juice to run a light at the same time so we
gathered around the single microphone and sang by candle light as
the sun set.
- Anima Mundi International Animation Festival,
- Ottawa International Animation Festival,ON
- Atlantic Film Festival, Halifax,NS
Annual St.John's International Women's Film and Video Festival, NL<
Festival of World Cinema, Pennsylvania.
International Festival of Cinema and New Media,PQ
a feminist film and video celebration,
- Vancouver International Film Festival,
Northwest Film & Video Festival,
Best of Fest Audience Award.