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Document presenting the rhythmic sequence that Norman McLaren developed for his film Mosaic/Mosaïque (1965).
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Mosaic - Rhythm Chart. - 1964. - Score : 6 sheets : 24 x 30 cm

Document presenting the rhythmic sequence that Norman McLaren developed for his film Mosaic/Mosaïque (1965), produced in collaboration with Evelyn Lambart. The sheets include notes, comments, technical directions, and colours selected to represent emotions evoked by images in the film. The soundtrack was engraved directly on the film: tiny marks were scratched into the black emulsion; the size, shape and slope of the marks would produce the variation in tone and volume of the sound.

Further information on techniques used to produce synthetic sound on film may be found in Handmade Sound Track for Beginners (IN Technical notes by Norman McLaren).

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