Jacques Drouin in Relief
Based on an interview in March 2009, Jacques Drouin en relief
is a sensitive portrait of the Mindscape animator,
from his childhood in eastern Quebec to his career with the National Film
Board of Canada. Drouin trained at École des beaux-arts de Montréal and
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), inheriting Alexandre Alexeïeff’s
mantle when he began working with the Alexeïeff-Parker pinscreen in 1974.
Drouin speaks of his relationship with the filmmaker and inventor, and he
lucidly places each of his own works in context, giving a fascinating
exposition of the creative process. Graced with many clips and previously
unseen images from his personal archives, Jacques Drouin in relief is
both the celebration of a life’s work and a valuable lesson in cinema.
2009, 40 min 45 s
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