New York lightboard

Canada, 1961

Film
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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.

Credits

director

Norman McLaren

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:08:57:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

33492

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Animation (Cinematography)

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Marketing channels

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Marketing channels

Animation

Animation → Animated films - Canada

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Tourism

Crafts & Visual Arts → Experimental design

Crafts & Visual Arts → Signs and symbols

Experimental

Experimental → Experimental films - Canada

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Signs and symbols

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Silent films

Sound/audio

Silent

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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