Blinkity-Blank

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Blinkity-Blank

  • 1955 ----- color ----- 5 min ----- withdrawn -----
  • A film experiment by Norman McLaren in the use of intermittent animation and spasmodic imagery. McLaren makes play with the laws of persistence of vision and after-image on the retina of the eye by engraving directly on black emulsion-coated film achieving a "now you see it--now you don't" effect. The music is in the form of improvisation by instruments with percussive effects added by synthetic sounds scratched directly on the film.
  • Topics: (Art, Motion Pictures: Animation, Motion Pictures: Experimental)