Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Watch This: René Jodoin's Deeply Psychedelic Animated Short RECTANGLE AND RECTANGLES


René Jodoin, who died last month, was a great pioneer of French language Canadian animation. He was hired by Norman McLaren in 1943 and worked for the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) on and off for decades. He helped to establish the NFB's international reputation as a model organization for aiding creative creation and his own films are experimental and geometric marvels.

Here's a geometric composition, created with algorithms on a computer, that manages to create a near-psychedelic trance state. Give yourself a few hours after watching this before you start driving or operating a crane.


Here's a whole playlist of films Jodoin made himself or in collaboration with others.

The NFB site is a bonanza of great short films and you can, and probably should spend hours on it.

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