31.0 The Work of Norman McLaren - With Adam Wilson

31.0 The Work of Norman McLaren - With Adam Wilson

Breaking from our usual formula, Becky, Cam and writer Adam Wilson, cover the works of experimental filmmaker Norman McLaren. An unsung hero in the world of animation and filmmaking, we started out attempting to discuss just three of his short films – Begone Dull Care (1949), Neighbours (1952) and Canon (1964) but ended up touching on much more. This is the story of a world traveller, an innovator, a genius who tested his limits, and a gay, pacifist, film-geek who made incredibly beautiful things with government money. Cue up your NFB streaming service and get ready to have your mind blown by animations made over 65 years ago. Film students inevitably stumbling onto this podcast – Welcome, we’re happy to have you.



Adam Wilson is a full-time earthling and multi-media enthusiast. His only natural enemy is stairs. Visit him on Instagram or Twitter.


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