Manual Cinema created ten short videos for the Chicago History Museum’s exhibit The Secret Lives of Objects. Each video tells the story of an object in the exhibit, inviting museum goers to learn about objects extraordinary and familiar as they emerge from their crates, shelves, and vaults to tell their tales.
The Secret Lives of Objects opened on March 21st, 2015 and runs until 2017.
More information can be found at the exhibit’s website.
The video above is one of the ten videos total that were used in the exhibition.
Conceived, directed, and designed by Lizi Breit, Drew Dir, Sarah Fornace, Ben Kauffman, Julia Miller, and Kyle Vegter
Original score and sound design by Kyle Vegter
Additional flute performed by Deidre Huckabay
Actors and Puppeteers:
Brenda Arellano, Nebiyu Berhane, Bear Bellinger, Katy Collins, Sam Deutsch, Dean Evans, Micah Figueroa, Kasey Foster, Charlotte Long, Nicholas Marcouiller, Despina Papadeas, Stephanie Diaz Reppen, Nicole Richwalsky, Mitch Salm, and Myra Su
Director of Photography: Andrew Morgan (Little Cabin Films)
Hair and makeup: Jennifer Vance