1. MCLAREN'S HERITAGE

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    Recorded in the Spring of 2004, Pierre Hebert and I discuss the influence of Norman McLaren on our lives. This short documentary was conceived and edited by Quebec filmmaker, Stephane Lafleur.

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    • 3-D RARITIES Trailer!

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      To pre-order your Blu-ray, please visit http://www.flickeralley.com/classic-movies/#!/3-D-Rarities/p/49245170 It has taken over 30 years for the 3-D Film Archive to assemble and restore the material in 3-D RARITIES, an eye-popping collection of ultra-rare and long-lost movies, which Flicker Alley and the 3-D Film Archive are proud to present here for the first time on Blu-ray. Selections include Kelley's Plasticon Pictures, the earliest extant 3-D demonstration film from 1922 with incredible footage of Washington and New York City; New Dimensions, the first domestic full color 3-D film originally shown at the World’s Fair in 1940; Thrills for You, a promotional film for the Pennsylvania Railroad; Around is Around, a 3-D animated gem by Norman McLaren; Rocky Marciano vs. Jersey Joe Walcott, the only 3-D newsreel; Stardust in Your Eyes, a hilarious standup routine by Slick Slavin; trailer for The Maze, with fantastic production design by William Cameron Menzies; Doom Town, a controversial anti-atomic testing film mysteriously pulled from release; puppet cartoon The Adventures of Sam Space, presented in widescreen; I’ll Sell My Shirt, a burlesque comedy unseen in 3-D for over 60 years; Boo Moon, an excellent example of color stereoscopic animation…and more! Though this trailer is in 2-D, the Blu-ray is presented in high-quality digital 3-D, all films have been stunningly restored and mastered direct from archival materials. Meticulously aligned shot by shot for precise registration of the original left/right elements, these historic 3-D motion pictures have never before looked this good.

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      • Frame by Frame - Excerpt

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        from Julia Neubauer / Added

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        Frame-by-frame utilizes methods of direct animation with time manipulation techniques, in an audio-visual installation. This video is a short excerpt from the piece, originally lasting 20 minutes. The piece was first presented in May 2013, as part of the SWERVE event at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston.

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        • norman mclaren response (2013)

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          made this a few years ago, first ever attempt at animating in photoshop, inspired by norman mclaren. the music was done recently (by me)

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          • Lost & Found Film Club: SOUND & VISION

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            To kick off the new year, Lost & Found Film Club has compiled an hallucinatory mix of experimental 16mm shorts and rarities from legendary avant garde filmmakers all exploring the transdimensional relationship that binds music and visual art. This non-narrative program drawn from the pre-digital age contains synesthetic experiments with music, animated explorations of time and space, and gorgeous colorful abstractions. Soundtracks generated by images and images generated by soundtracks run through this exuberant mix of eye-popping psychedelia. Feed your head! Program Includes: Everywhere at Once – Alan Berliner, 1985 Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom – Ward Kimball, 1959 Musical Stairs – Guy Sherwin, 1977 Synchromy – Norman Mclaren, 1971 Offon – Scott Bartlett, 1968 Wavelines II – Reynold Weidenaar, 1979 Shockingly Hot – Stan Brakhage, 1996 SEE MORE: http://bit.ly/1Ho7LTi

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            • lines n stuff

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              Just fooling around. I was inspired by one of Norman McLaren's short experimental films.

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              • Light Motif

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                Prix Ars Electronica 2014, Honorary Mention. Awarded at Multivision 2014 for "The Best Music Interpretation". Special Mention at Athens Animfest 2015. Special Mention and Tele5 Special Award at Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film 2015. Official Selection at Siggraph Asia, Clermont-Ferrand, Aspen Shortsfest, Ann Arbor, Oberhausen, Anima Mundi, Encounters, Giffoni, European Film Festival of Lille, Vienna Independent Shorts, Future Film Festival, Animatou, Message to Man, Motion+, Giraf, Future Shorts, Videoformes, ArtFutura, Fest Anca, Odense, Short Shorts Tokyo... Featured on TED Talks, The CreatorsProject, STASH Media, CreativeReview, FACT Magazine, Fubiz, Design Indaba, Journal du Design, Artribune... Light Motif is conceived as a synaesthetic experience based on a visual transposition of Music for 18 Musicians – Section II, by the American composer Steve Reich. The ambition of the film is to cinematically capture the extraordinary life force that animates this essential work of contemporary music by offering a truly hypnotic experience where music can be “seen”. The inspiration for the project stems from the relationship between music and the visual arts, illustrated by artists such as Wassily Kandinsky, Oskar Fischinger, Norman McLaren or John Whitney. These works try to establish precise connections between sounds, shapes, colors and movements, to visually translate the concepts of rhythm, melody, harmony, pitch, timbre and intensity. Light Motif proposes applying the construction principles of Steve Reich’s compositions to visual language. Rigorously architected, his compositions are based on the repetition of short melodic patterns subjected to the gradual processes of dephasing, lengthening pattern, rhythmic saturation and tonal changes. The result of these subtle variations in the repetitions is a sound texture in constant transformation. The listener passes progressively from a polyphonic perception to a global perception, from the perception of a discontinuous sound phenomenon to a continuous one. In Light Motif it is this perceptual phenomenon that is transcribed into images. Procedural generation techniques are used to transpose the motifs and compositional processes into a semi-abstract visual form made of colored lights and geometric shapes. Light Motif explores the possibilities of synergy between music and image through a subjective experience that can speak directly to the subconscious of the viewer. Producer / Director / Editor / CG Supervisor: Frédéric Bonpapa Music: Steve Reich - Music for 18 Musicians, Section II. Performed by Steve Reich and Musicians. Used by permission of Boosey & Hawkes UK Ltd. Character Modeler: Eric Prebende Character TD: Frédéric Bonpapa Character Animators: Barthélémy Boirot, Frédéric Bonpapa, Mathilde Fabry, Romain Pamart FX Animators: Olivier Barré, Frédéric Bonpapa, Jon Uriarte. Shading / Lighting TD: Frédéric Bonpapa Compositors: Frédéric Bonpapa, Jon Uriarte © 2014 Frédéric Bonpapa

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                • stop motion

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                  from Matt Livingston / Added

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                  Pixilation in the style of Norman McLaren

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                  • No Draft For Me

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                    from Andrew Scelta / Added

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                    college project. enjoy

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                    • H.O.R.S.T. - A tribute to Synchromy from Norman McLaren

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                      from Björn Feldmann / Added

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                      Our experimental video that extends the approach of McLaren’s Synchromy by exploring the synchronicity between sounds and images. Designed to be projected on a building in Montreal at place de la paix for the McLaren Wall-to-Wall competition. Design & Animation: Björn Feldmann Music & Sound effects: Jean-Olivier Bégin

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