Blinkity blank

Norman Mclaren

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5’ • 1955 • ov no dialog • Canada • experimental, animation

This experimental short film by Norman McLaren is a playful exercise in intermittent animation and spasmodic imagery.
Playing with the laws relating to persistence of vision and after-image on the retina of the eye, McLaren engraves pictures on blank film creating vivid, percussive effects.

animation and production: Norman McLaren
sound and recording: Roger Beaudry, Joseph Champagne
music: Maurice Blackburn
production and distribution: National Film Board of Canada, NFB

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