Saturday, May 16, 2009
This is an excerpt from a super-8 film I made during my last year in high school, in 1972 or '73. I took a special section of English devoted to film, at Midwood High School. The teacher was Sybil DelGaudio, who went on to a distinguished academic career, and made a couple of films herself. I believe she was working on her doctorate while she was teaching high school. Sybil was one of those great, inspiring teachers, and she encouraged both my creativity and my weirdness. The film was called "Snot and Other Delights" (I was a teenager), and it was a montage of vignettes, including a couple of animations. Here is the pickle scene, my first YouTube upload.