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.”
Poet Denice Frohman
Director: Robertino Zambrano
Narrator Denice Frohman
Animator Bethany Levy, Jin Lau, Derek Lau, Albert Hogeol Lee, Elsa Secco, Will Pietsch, Robertino Zambrano
Sound Designer Bamm Bamm Wolfgang
Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
Associate Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott