Pipe Cleaner Chronicles Video Cover

THE PIPE CLEANER CHRONICLES
Technical Details:

completed March, 1998 (compilation, plus behind-the-scenes documentary)
Mastered on Digital Beta
VHS tapes available from Maple Lake Releasing
45min
color
stereo

Notes from Doug:

It was time to put all these pipe cleaner films together onto one tape, but I felt like it needed something more, so I wrote a sort of tongue-in-cheek documentary; or maybe more accurately a short demonstration on how to make an animated film. My son Alex ran the Hi-8 camera on Thanksgiving weekend of 1997 while I played host in the space I laughingly call my studio; we even attempted one shot that was a combination of live action and animation. Alex edited the piece on computer, and then we tacked it on the end of all the films.