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Creative Process: Norman McLaren

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Norman McLaren was a cinematic genius who made films without cameras, and music without instruments. He produced sixty films in a stunning range of styles and techniques, collecting over 200 international awards, and world recognition. In Creative Process, director Donald McWilliams demystifies the process of artistic creation. Drawing on McLaren's private film vaults, a gold mine of experimental footage and uncompleted films, McWilliams explores McLaren's methods, including his celebrated "pixillation" technique, and his daring forays into animated surrealism. He reveals sources of McLaren's creativity and shows how they were transformed into cinema. This film is a unique examination of creativity - and a journey through McLaren's own extraordinary creative process.

1990, 116 min 32 s

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Honorable Mention for Best Documentary film
IMAGE Film and Video Festival
May 13 to 17 1992, Atlanta - USA

Grand Prize for Best Images and Documents Film
International Film Festival
September 5 to 15 1991, Figueira da Foz - Portugal

Blue Ribbon Award - Category: Arts: Profiles of Fine Artists, History
Itinerant - American Film and Video Festival
May 27 to June 1 1991, Philadelphia - USA