Paper cutouts were used for Norman McLaren’s single-frame animation of linear symbols in this Canadian tourism publicity clip. Projected in Times Square, New York, the large signboard was made up of thousands of light bulbs activated by the film images.
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16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)