Jessie Berliner, an Animation/Drama/Music student at Bennington College has made this wonderful animation for Jack Of Ash from Fairy Tales for the Lost and Wandering.
“For my senior work in animation I knew I wanted to work with a song that told a story, preferable a fairy tale. I’ve always had a love for folk tales, not the new, sugar-coated stories, but the original, darker, tales. I’ve been a fan of Paul Shapera’s music for a while, and when I remembered that he had a couple of albums with the kind of song I was looking for, I went investigating. Re-discovering Jack of Ash was a stroke of luck, and I’m so thankful that he let me use it for this project.
I was captured by the haunting grace of the story, and the instrumentals inspired me as a dancer and (sometimes) choreographer. During the development of this animation I went through so many possible interpretations and variations, and while I could only fully realize one, I like to think that all that thought comes across in the nuances of the work you see before you.”