David Zinn’s Street Art Comes to Life in “Around the Block”

Edinburgh filmmaker Jonnie Lewis and Ann Arbor, Michigan street artist David Zinn explore the nature of creativity in the mini-doc “Around the Block” with Scottish animation studio The 2D Workshop adding a lovely layer of whimsy.

#Filmmaker @JonnieLewisFilm and #streetartist @davidzinn_art explore the nature of #creativity with #animated help from @The2DWorkshop in sweet mini-doc “Around the Block”

Jonnie Lewis: “‘Around the Block’ is a passion project of mine. I began work on it through my own sense of creative frustration, with the loose idea being ‘I want to go and make a film about a street artist’.

“But when it came to editing it, it felt more apt for it to become an analogy for what it’s like to be involved in the creative process that perhaps anyone in a creative industry can identify with.

“Much like David finds inspiration in the cracks, streaks, and specks on the pavement, I personally find getting out and finding shots with a camera in my hand is far more fluid and inspiring than sitting at home and trying to come up with ideas.

“The final piece is no longer a film specifically about street art, but a study of the process involved in making ideas come to life told through a tour of David’s world alongside the characters that live within it.

“If nothing else, hopefully, it encourages someone else to go out and create something just… because.”
Director/cinematographer: Jonnie Lewis
Animation: The 2D Workshop
Editor: Jonnie Lewis
Colorist: Gavin Livingstone

Sound Design: Finiflex
Music: Richard Canavan

Featuring: David Zinn

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