Hello to everyone, I would ask if anyone know where I can find a lot of information about pixilation and in specific "A chairy tale" made by Norman Mclaren.
It would be very helpful for my work because I can't find a lot of sources about it.
Thanks to everybody!
Maybe the National Film Board of Canada website:
Some animations books have little info on pixilation, though it tends to be in general books that cover a wide range of techniques, so not much really. For example, Mary Murphy's book for beginners "Get Started in Animation" has a chapter on how to do simple pixilation. But it is purely practical, it doesn't go into the history.
here's an article on McLarens "A Chairy Tale", but it rather refers to the chair than to the pixilated human and elaborates on Materiality in Stop-Motion. However, I didn't read the whole text, just some fractions I used for a thesis of mine a year ago, so maybe you can still get some useful information out of it.