New York Lightboard

New York Lightboard

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This short animation of linear symbols made from paper cutouts was created as a Canadian tourism publicity clip. Projected in New York's Times Square, the large signboard was made up of thousands of light bulbs activated by the film images. The film promotes the attractions of the country: the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Calgary Stampede, winter sports, the Canadian Rockies and more, all in McLaren's signature irreverent and playful style.

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New York Lightboard, Norman McLaren, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Norman McLaren
  • animation
    Norman McLaren
  • producer
    Tom Daly