One sketchbook. One stroke of a brush. One inkblot magically transformed. 

In a bid to celebrate urban bird song, this heart-warming animation will take you to the heart of the City of Manchester where a mute blackbird flees the nest to find its own singing voice.

Songs of the City was born out of an illustration book project which explored Manchester through the eyes of the blackbird.

Go on a journey to explore Manchester like never ever before...
Technical Specifications:

Mixed Media: Video, 2D, FBF, 3D.
Run time: 00:03:13
Image Size: 1920 x 1080
Pixel Aspect Ratio: 1.0
Frame Rate: 25.00
Audio Format: 48000 Hz - 16 bit Stereo

Director: Adelina Court
Illustrations: Adelina Court

For Arcus Animation
Producer: Michael Gandham
Creative Director: Jodie Lancaster
FBF Animation: Judit Pal
Layout Artist: Nicholas Waterton

Piano - Robin Dewhurst
Bass - Matt Owens

Sound Design:
Thomas Seban & Benoît Lerat

Executive Producer for the BBC: Allan Campbell
Executive Producer: Ian Fenton
Assistant Producer: Jen Bradfield

Post-production: True North Post

Mentor: Ellie Land

The film was funded ad supported by:
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