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I am animating a short extract (for a class) form a book called "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" by Jonathan Safran Foer. In the book, there is a scene where the father tells his son a bed time story of "New York City's 6th Borough" which is completely imaginary but is an enchanting tale and i am very excited to create a motion graphics piece for my class based on this bedtime story. 2016-04-07 16:24:13 GMT 2016-04-13 13:43:42 (GMT -05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) Yes (click here to learn more about ) Closed and fulfilled 1 1 1 direct invitation(s) have been sent by the voice seeker resulting in 1 audition(s) and/or proposal(s) so far. Voice123 SmartCast is seeking 15 auditions and/or proposals for this project (approx.) Invitations sent by SmartCast have resulted in 0 audition(s) and/or proposal(s) so far.
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The sixth borough was also an island, separated from Manhattan by a thin body of water whose narrowest crossing happened to be equal to the world’s long jump record, such that exactly one person could go from Manhattan to the sixth borough without getting wet.
A huge party was made of the yearly leap. Bagels were strung from island to island on special spaghetti, Greek salad were thrown like confetti, and the children of New York captured fireflies in glass jars which floated between the boroughs.
The fireflies would flicker rapidly for their last few minutes of life and if it was timed right, the river shimmered as the jumper crossed it.
The long jumper would begin his approach from the east river. He would run the entire width of Manhattan as new Yorkers rooted. For the few moments that the jumper was in the air, New York was capable of flight.
One year, the end of the jumper’s big toe skimmed the surface of the water causing a little ripple, knocking the glass of fireflies against one another like wind chimes.
“You must have gotten a bad start!” a Manhattan councilman hollered from across the water.
“You had the wind in your face!” a sixth borough councilman suggested.
“Perhaps he ate too much for lunch!” said another onlooker to another.
“I bet his heart wasn’t in it” said another.
“No, the jumper said out of speculation, none of that’s right. I jumped just fine.”
The revelation travelled across the onlookers like the ripple caused by the toe.
“The sixth borough… is moving!”
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