Pen Point Percussion and Dots and Loops


Norman McLaren’s experimental animation Dots and Loops, shown with Don Peters’ short explanation of the principles and production of ‘hand-drawn’ sound.
Canada, 10 and 4 minutes

Programme Notes

In Norman McLaren’s two brief experimental films, Dots and Loops, not only are the abstract images drawn directly on to the film but also the soundtrack, made by scraping pens across the film stock. Shown with Pen Point Percussion, Don Peters’ short explanation of the principles and production of ‘hand-drawn’ sound.


“B and funny with it”

“A++ but was this after Fantasia?”


A:7, B:15, C:13, D:1, E:0 to give 69%