Dictaphone Parcel – A Tape Recorder’s Secret Journey

“Dictaphone Parcel”, an animated short by Lauri Warsta that uses the sounds secretly recorded by a tape recorder inside a shipping box to tell the story of its journey from London to Helsinki.

Dictaphone Parcel is an animation based on a sound recorded with a dictaphone travelling secretly inside a parcel. As the hidden recorder travels through the global mail system, from London to Helsinki, it captures the unexpected. We hear a mixture of abstract sounds, various types of transport and even discussions between the mail workers. The animation visualizes this journey by creating an imaginary documentary.