The forest is a big spooky place.



The video clip in Snoopy-Doo comes from the Disabled vs Wild</a href> footage. My initial idea was to make a poor man’s Wavelength</a href> (1967), directed by Michael Snow. Using the FCP time remap function in the motion tab, I originally slowed the clip down to match the length of the Snoopy-Doo song I’d recorded. In doing this, I discovered that the clip itself had interesting sounds, particularly near the end. To ensure these sounds were not obscured, I increased the length of the clip so that it had handles extending beyond the duration of the song.

No hidden messages were intentionally put into the video, though people have commented the strobe made them feel nauseous.1 It is probable that Thom planted some secret messages. Thom has a penchant for secrets and he did bathe with hand sanitizer that weekend.

  1. The strobe in Snoopy-Doo was done with an FCP effect. While I wanted the strobe, personally, I like real-time strobe in Kettle Kittens II</a href> much better. The strobe in Kettle Kittens II was done with the emergency flash function on a flash light. 

6 thoughts on “Snoopy-Doo

  1. Thom’s performance is commanding as usual and the eerie atmosphere and slow motion give him a mesmerizing quality in this case as well. Though I have to admit that, after the lights stopped flashing and I recovered from my gran mal seizure, I was left with the lingering impression some sort of aberrant conditioning had been posthypnotically implanted. Any director’s commentary on what that conditioning might include?

  2. I added some comments in the post on the video (under the picture).

    Peter – Speaking of Wavelenght, I discovered that Netflix offers a DVD of Kuchar films, Sins of the Fleshapoids (1965). The DVD has couple other films on it including The Cavern Sluck (1967), which is entertaining.

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