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Cut-out technique for the animated film La Perdriole (never completed).
PDF PDF document © 1946 NFB (new window)

Dope Sheet for Une Perdriole. - ca1946. - Dope sheets : 14 pages : 28 x 21.5 cm

Cut-out technique for the animated film La Perdriole (never completed). Working from a pre-recorded song score, McLaren calculated the time required for the action to unfold and the number of frames required for each musical segment. With these calculations he could match the rhythm of the image track to the soundtrack. The red circles beneath black numbers indicate the frame number associated with the syllable. The blue numbers indicate the number of frames allocated to a specific movement, and the green numbers give the total frames for each line. McLaren's notes on the left were recorded by him during the shooting and refer mostly to camera movement.