5 for 4

Canada, 1942

Film
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Wartime Savings campaign publicity created by film artist Norman McLaren. Symbolic figures, drawn directly on film stock move and dance against a simple painted background. The music is from a recording of “Pinetop Boogie”, played by Albert Ammons. The technique of Vitacolour was used, a three-colour process now obsolete.

Credits

production company

ONF | NFB

producer/director

Norman McLaren

Duration

00:02:52:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1942

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

016506

Language

English

Subject categories

Animation

Animation → Animated films - Canada

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → War

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Canada - Economic conditions

Experimental

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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