The Light Fantastick

The Light Fantastick

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A detailed retrospective of the animation film at the National Film Board of Canada, of the techniques employed, and of the men and women who used and sometimes invented them. Documentary footage explains the techniques, and clips from NFB films illustrate the often spectacular results. Topics include Norman McLaren, hand-drawn-on-film and pixillation techniques, the "sing-along" animated songs of the 1940s, Alexandre Alexeieff's pinscreen, and Evelyn Lambart's fairytale improvisations.

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  • director
    Rupert Glover
    Michel Patenaude
  • producer
    Wolf Koenig
  • photography
    Rupert Glover
    Wolf Koenig
  • animation camera
    Raymond Dumas
    Pierre Provost
  • sound
    Richard Besse
    Michel Descombes
    Ted Haley
    Roger Lamoureux
  • editing
    Rupert Glover
  • sound editing
    Hélène Pallascio
  • re-recording
    Jean-Pierre Joutel
  • narrator
    Stanley Jackson