Video of the Day: Norman McLaren – Dots (1940)


Norman McLaren was a Canadian filmmaker and animation pioneer; he was known for innovations like scratching and painting film stock, resulting in pieces like the one above. His most famous work, a 1952 short called “Neighbors” is after the jump; the film caused controversy because of its anti-war content, but went on to win an Oscar. Thanks to some brilliant (and charming) stop-motion work, it looks like a precursor to the films of Michel Gondry. [via Tiny Vices Blog]