STK-ID 76701

FI12848.012 Front screen material. I (Don McWilliams) had hoped to shoot Creative Process in Front Projection (what a piece of whimsy!) It was an area of filmmaking in which I had expertise. The tests were interesting, but the NFB did not own a front screen projector. I had to shoot with a rear screen projector (now in the NFB garage) but it had very poor illumination; so I dropped the idea. Ironically, the NFB bought a set-up from Superman Two some years later and I shot some tests for The NFB using it. But the production that hired me felt it would be too expensive a technique to use and dropped the idea. This front-projection set-up was therefore never used by the NFB. The participants in the tests were McLaren, Munro, McWilliams and David Verrall. In this roll, one sees Norman in Neighbours set; Munro in the corridor; Munro and McWilliams in Neighbours set.


Excerpt from
Norman McLaren's Archives and Personal Files
McLaren Collection