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Norman McLaren – Synchromie

January 27th, 2008 · 1 Comment

norman mclaren synchromie

Norman McLaren – Synchromie soundtrack

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norman mclaren synchromie

Norman McLaren (1914 – 1987) was a Scottish born animator, who moved to NYC in the late 30s, worked with Mary Ellen Bute, and then moved to Canada, where he worked for the rest of his life. This film is an interesting transposition of an optical film soundtrack into animated form. McLaren takes an exact analogue of the film soundtrack, and then uses those shapes and forms to create visual music. According to the Film Board of Canada, who sponsored much of McLaren’s work, this film “is synchronization of image and sound in the truest sense of the word.”

norman mclaren synchromie

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  • 1 Linda // Oct 18, 2012 at 4:32 am

    Love it! Thank you for posting :-)

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