“Words”

My word for this is “awesome.”

It’s a mesmerizing film by Will Hoffman and Daniel Mercadante, made to accompany Radiolab’s “Words” episode on NPR. (For more info, visit www.radiolab.org.)

It took me a minute to figure out exactly what’s going on in this video, but when I picked up on it, it became a lot of fun.

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.

  • Bob D

    Good enough to watch a second time to pick up what I initially missed. I think this piece is successful not only because of the concept but also due to the editing. You’re given just enough time in each cut for the recognition and then it moves on.

  • Cheryl Russell

    It took me a few seconds to figure it out, but when I did…awesome. Really well done. :-)

  • Rick Ro.

    Nicely put together. Beautiful imagery. I wonder how they chose their list of words.


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