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Norman McLaren


Scale model of the checkerboard used in the shooting of the film Canon.
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Photograph of Norman McLaren and Grant Munro working on the opening sequence of the film Canon, made in 1964.
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© 1964 NFB

36-square working checkerboard. - ca1964. - Technical drawing: cardboard (structure), plastic film (surface), adhesive tape (edging), coloured pencil and lead pencil (drawings and notes) : 23 x 23 cm

Technical drawing used in the shooting of the film Canon, directed by Norman McLaren in 1964. The document is a scale model of the checkerboard appearing in the film, with notes on the movements of the small wooden letterblock "A" to the song "Frère Jacques".

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