A Chairy Tale : shooting script. - 1951. - Technical document : 4 pages : 35 x 30 cm
"We went about it in this way. In advance, I prepared a chart of the whole film on
square-off graph-paper, where each square represented one second of time. The
duration of sequences, episodes, actions and gestures was indicated precisely on this
chart, by the use of colours, diagrammatic marks, names and numbers.
I then spent an afternoon screening the film many times for Shankar and his percussionist. Between every screening we would identify each sequence on the chart. After about a dozen screenings, they were both thoroughly acquainted with the film and the chart as it related to the film. They required three weeks to evolve the music based on the chart." Norman McLaren. Technical Notes on A Chairy Tale, 1957.
The document is in English.