P6-7 had the marvellous opportunity to take part in a workshop to commemorate the 100 anniversary of Norman MacLaren’s birth. Norman McLaren was a world renowned film maker, a genius of the moving image famous for his innovative and prolific animated experiments. Many of his short films won International Film Festival Awards, including the Academy Award (Oscar) for 1952’s NEIGHBOURS. He has influenced artists, filmmakers and musicians, from Picasso and Truffaut to Lucas and Linklater.
The McLaren 2014 Programme has been produced by the Centre for the Moving Image in partnership with the National Film Board of Canada. Animation teachers, Andrew Low, Sharon Sørensen, Tricia Anderson and James Gibb, are travelling to 140 schools in Scotland and to over 25 public venues in the UK, to deliver these workshops and introduce the techniques of McLaren and the fundamentals of animation through a fun education experience. We had the pleasure of a visit from Tricia. Follow the link above to see what we created.