Luke Bather - 16th Nov 2016

Simon Owens embarks on an intrepid adventure across London to meet a bunch of very excitable dogs. And the result is this remarkable, highly entertaining video. 

Taking a leaf out of Michel Gondry's book of matching innocuous actions up to disparate sounds, Owens uses the excitable tail wags of over a hundred dogs and matches them up to the cacophony of sounds from Not Waving's track 24.

If you like dogs (and believe me, I do) then you'll probably think this is ace. If you're more of a cat person (for shame) then you might need a little more convincing. But Simon Owens actually deserves a medal for pulling this off without noticeably resorting to post-production trickery. 

SIMON OWENS:

"Another Odyssey, a man with a borrowed camera and bike, at times doing 100 miles of cycling per week, crisscrossing London over several months shooting 100+dogs, just to get the right type of tail wag to the right sound. I now suffer from a sort of dog tail synesthesia. 

"I met an inordinate amount of lovely people, there must be a strong correlation between dog owners and generosity of spirit. Although one dog owner did take this quite far by trying to seduce me."

Credits

DirectorSimon Owens
EditorSimon Owens
Production AssistantFreddy Bowes
ColouristMyles Bevan

Luke Bather - 16th Nov 2016

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