Late one evening in the summer of 1976, a Howard University student named Melvin Lindsey was tapped to fill in as a host at WHUR, the university-owned Black radio station. He chose a lineup of his favorite R&B ballads to soundtrack Washington, DC, that evening. The show was an accidental success. Shortly thereafter he was hired, and his show had a name: The Quiet Storm. Quiet Storm radio shows have since become a staple of Black communities across the United States. In the video above Estelle Caswell, along with ethnomusicologist Fredara Hadley, break down exactly what makes Quiet Storm such a beloved black radio tradition. Also featured in the episode are radio hosts, Angela Stribling, Al Wood, and John Monds.
Year : 2020
For : Vox Media
Comissioners : Estelle Casswell & Dion Lee
Producer : Estelle Caswell
Story Editor : Bridgett Henwood
Art Direction : Valentin Nouvel
Design and Animation : Valentin Nouvel & Estelle Caswell
Art Direction :
I was commissioned by Vox to create some animation for their web series: Earworm. On this episode we used mix media. Collage was a great way to illustrate this music genre by using archive photos and newspapers. It implied a lot of image research and it was also technical on the animation process since it implies a huge amount of elements.