Synchromy = Synchromie

Canada, 1971

Film
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Here are pyrotechnics of the keyboard, but with only a camera to “play the tune.” To make this film, Norman McLaren employed novel optical techniques to compose the piano rhythms of the sound track. These he then moved, in multicolour, onto the picture area of the screen so that, in effect, you see what you hear. It is synchronisation of image and sound in the truest sense of the word. (Eight awards, including San Francisco; Barcelona; Melbourne.)

Credits

production company

ONF | NFB

producer/director

Norman McLaren

Duration

00:07:30:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1971

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

010512

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Film festivals - Australia - Melbourne - Awards

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Film festivals - United States - San Francisco - Awards

Animation

Animation → Animated films - Canada

Experimental

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Sound - Experiments

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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