Pen Point Percussion

Pen Point Percussion

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Norman McLaren explains how he makes synthetic sound on film. With an oscilloscope he first demonstrates what familiar sounds look like on the screen; next, how sound shapes up on a film's sound track; and then what synthetic sounds sound like when drawn directly on film. This technique is also demonstrated in Dots and Loops.

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Pen Point Percussion, Norman McLaren, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Norman McLaren
  • producer
    Norman McLaren
    Tom Daly
  • script
    Donald Peters
  • camera
    Lorne C. Batchelor
  • music
    Louis Applebaum

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    Mix_Zero, 2 May 2022

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