Category Archives: Smiles

Things That Make Me Smile No.150: A Poignant Animated Story

This is a poignant, beautiful story told in lovely animation. It’s short, but well worth the watch, all puns intended as it has steampunk elements: I learned of this mini-movie on Steampunk Journal’s Cinema for Steampunks.

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Things That Make Me Smile No.149: A Bird Symphony

A new twist on classical music my mother pointed me to…ShakeUp Music & Sound Design has constructed an opera enhanced by bird song. Enjoy.

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Things That Make Me Smile No.148: An Artist at Work

An artist at work is an amazing thing to watch. I’m familiar with many of the techniques used through watching FaceOff, but this is a sped-up presentation of almost all the steps in creating a realistic-looking baby orangutan in silicon. … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No.147: Pan Drum and Bandura Music

It’s been a while since I posted a pan drum performance, so when I enjoyed this one, I immediately thought to add it to a smile. It blends the pan with a bandura for a lovely sound. I hope you … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No.146: Marionettes

I have been a fan of marionettes since I was little, pausing in front of performers and creators to watch the puppets come alive wherever I ran across them. This fascination might even have influenced the descriptions of mechanical men … Continue reading

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