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Creative Process: Norman McLaren - DVD ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB527023
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  David Verrall, Douglas MacDonald
Directors:  Donald McWilliams
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal), Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Arts, Documentary
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1990
Running Time:  156:35
Closed Captions:  Yes


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Norman McLaren was a cinematic genius who made films without cameras, and music without instruments. He produced sixty films in a stunning range of styles and techniques, collecting over 200 international awards, and world recognition. In Creative Process, director Donald McWilliams demystifies the process of artistic creation. Drawing on McLaren's private film vaults, a gold mine of experimental footage and uncompleted films, McWilliams explores McLaren's methods, including his celebrated "pixillation" technique, and his daring forays into animated surrealism. He reveals sources of McLaren's creativity and shows how they were transformed into cinema. This film is a unique examination of creativity - and a journey through McLaren's own extraordinary creative process.



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