Capturing the Passion of Denice Frohman’s “Accents” for TED-Ed
Sydney director/animator Robertino Zambrano responds to Denice Frohman’s forceful performance of her poem “Accents” with a stark, fevered animation style seemingly scratched into the inky distance.
“I was invited by TED-Ed to turn Denice’s ode to her mother’s Puerto Rican accent into an animated film as part of their new series There’s a Poem for That.
“We took on the energy, soul, and rhythm of Denice’s performance, and translated it into moving image, transposing her rhythmic vocal motifs and allowing her lyrics to propel and lead the imagery using vibrant and raw frame-by-frame animation.”
Content Producer: Gerta Xhelo
Associate Producer: Bethany Cutmore-Scott
Special Thanks: Jessica Ruby
Writer/narrator: Denice Frohman
Director: Robertino Zambrano
Animators: Robertino Zambrano, Jin Hien Lau, Bethany Levy, Derek Lau, Elsa Secco, Albert Hogeol Lee, William Pietsch