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Norman McLaren

Available films

Title: Blinkity Blank
Director: McLaren, Norman
Year: 1955
Length: 05 min 15 s

With an explosion of abstract images engraved directly on film, this well-known Norman McLaren film shows bird-like creatures engaged in a strange dance of seduction.

Director
Norman McLaren

Producer
Norman McLaren

Animation
Norman McLaren

Sound
Roger Beaudry

Sound
Joseph Champagne

Music
Maurice Blackburn

Technique(s) used

Drawing and etching on film

Etching on film

Technical notes

Throughout his career, McLaren fielded many inquiries about his films and techniques, so he got into the habit of writing up technical notes for much of his work.

Blinkity Blank (1955) href="http://www3.nfb.ca/archives_mclaren/notech/NT04EN.pdf" target="_blank">Technical Notes on Blinkity Blank (1955) - PDF