Norman McLaren, a great Scottish-born Canadian animation artisan.
Make sure you read his profile on National Film Board of Canada
Norman McLaren drawing directly on film (1944)
Pas de Deux (1968)
The film sees two performers dancing a pas de deux, filmed on high contrast film stock with very stark side lighting. This is augmented by step-and-repeat printing on an optical printer. This gives the film an almost stroboscopic appearance.
Biographer Maynard Collins points out that the “technical virtuosity of this film, its ethereal beauty, its lovely Roumanian pan-type music, made it a joy to watch, even if – perhaps, especially if – you do not care for ballet.”
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