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Blinkity Blank

1955 5 min
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Court métrage expérimental explorant les possibilités de l'animation par intermittence et des images spasmodiques. Norman McLaren joue avec les lois de la persistance rétinienne dans une œuvre de pure imagination faisant penser tantôt à un feu d'artifice très nourri, puis ensuite à un dessin lent à se former et dont on ne perçoit que des touches rapides et éphémères. Film sans paroles.

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Court métrage expérimental explorant les possibilités de l'animation par intermittence et des images spasmodiques. Norman McLaren joue avec les lois de la persistance rétinienne dans une œuvre de pure imagination faisant penser tantôt à un feu d'artifice très nourri, puis ensuite à un dessin lent à se former et dont on ne perçoit que des touches rapides et éphémères. Film sans paroles.
  • director
    Norman McLaren
  • music
    Maurice Blackburn
  • musician
    Bert Niosi
    Gordon Day
    Lew Lewis
    Isaac Mamott
    Perry Bauman
  • recording
    Roger Beaudry
    Joseph Champagne
  • producer
    Norman McLaren
  • animation
    Norman McLaren

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Education

Ages 9 to 10
Have your students make a free-flowing and amusing short film using a camera, various coloured lights and lots of accessories. The theme “an imaginary animal” could be the basis for their screenplay. By incorporating assorted items, such as transparent paper, music, cardboard, pencils and paint, students can experiment with the blending of colours, different kinds of movements, shapes and flashing lights, all of which will help them develop a creative mind.