Back in 1988, I was slotted as the Friday night presentation event for American Illustration Weekend. It was to be in the FIT main theater in Manhattan, and I was following a Thursday night presentation by Robert Zemeckis, who had just released "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"... not bad company!
For my budget, the technology available to me at the time was sketchy. I remembered those educational filmstrip showings in grade school, so friends and I cobbled together a sort of "industrial slide show" of a Lou Brooks history that never really existed. Most of the money went into the narration and sound track, which I wrote. I was so fortunate to get the late Joe Hamer as the main narrator. He was amazing. He actually did narrate some of the industrial films from back when, and his every word and nuance still plays perfectly today. My voice was done by Patrick Horgan. He was the narrator of Woody Allen's "Zelig."
Technology has slightly(!!) advanced since then, and thanks mainly to that wonderful sound track trapped in my brain all these years (like one of those haunting dance records from some long forgotten date) I found myself recently lost in months of monastic film production in order to do justice to that crazy soundtrack (which I STILL can't get out of my head). Anyway, after all that fun and monkey business, here it is. Frame-by-frame production done by me in Adobe Flash CS3 was later exported to QuickTime. Special thanks to AI-AP and Edward Booth-Clibborn, and also to Sound Director Rich Mendoza.