I have a backlog of material I have made notes on. Walking the Dog is one such, a pleasing example of 2D work from Oskar De Rycker, a masters student at Brussel’s De Erasmushogeschool. There is a gentle insouciance in the tale of the dog wagging the owner, a stroll along the pavements taking a vertical direction towards a blue sky. A spot of umbrella flying leads to higher things. The short was entered for last week’s Holland International Film Festival without success in terms of prizes though I like it. The general monochrome, a widening of horizons and a delicate conclusion is very satisfying. Typical is the subtle presentation of the title plus a snatch of jazz at the close.