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CMYK

2011 7 min
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This short animation is a dizzying celebration of sound, colour and movement. Here, multitudes of CMYK symbols, pulled off flaps of cereal boxes and other common printed materials, have been isolated and assembled. Freed from their workaday origins, these objects become moving artwork. Coloured dots pulsate, crosshairs roll and primary shapes dance. The result: an unrestrained riot of colour and energy.

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This short animation is a dizzying celebration of sound, colour and movement. Here, multitudes of CMYK symbols, pulled off flaps of cereal boxes and other common printed materials, have been isolated and assembled. Freed from their workaday origins, these objects become moving artwork. Coloured dots pulsate, crosshairs roll and primary shapes dance. The result: an unrestrained riot of colour and energy.
  • writer
    Marv Newland
  • director
    Marv Newland
  • animator
    Marv Newland
    Kunal Sen
  • producer
    Martin Rose
  • editor
    Kunal Sen
  • composer
    Lisa Cay Miller
  • music performer
    Clemens Merkel
    Charles-Étienne Marchand
    Stéphanie Bozzini
    Isabelle Bozzini
  • sound design
    Gael MacLean
  • sound supervision
    Gael MacLean
  • music recording
    Louis Hone
    Robert Langlois
  • music supervision
    Gael MacLean
  • music editing
    Graig Robertson
  • re-recording engineer
    Doug Paterson
  • sound assistant
    Neil Clements
  • colour management
    Digital Film Central
  • colourist
    Andrea Chlebak
  • film mastering
    Digital Film Central
  • HD mastering
    Digital Film Central
  • production coordinator
    Jennifer Roworth
  • technical coordinator
    Wes Machnikowski
  • production supervisor
    Kathryn Lynch
  • marketing manager
    Julie Armstrong-Boileau
  • program administrator
    Bruce Hagerman
  • executive producer
    Tracey Friesen

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Education

Ages 15 to 17
Pre-viewing: Ask students to predict the content of the film based on its title. Is this code familiar to any of the students? Research CMYK printing. Post-viewing: In what ways does the film attempt to explain the four-colour process?
CMYK
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