A Study on the Experimental Animation and Movement Expression of Norman McLaren

노먼 맥라렌의 실험적 애니메이션과 움직임 표현 연구

  • 홍일양 (세명대학교 시각디자인학과)
  • Received : 2019.02.01
  • Accepted : 2019.02.28
  • Published : 2019.04.28


Experimental animation is an independent art animation and a visual art that is integrated with the spirit of experimentation. Norman McLaren pursues original beauty in each piece through scientific exploration of visual expression technology and experiment that transcends common sense with great creativity and sensitivity, and the aesthetic value of animation is very high as the master of experimental animation that has brought innovation of real image media today. Therefore, it is meaningful to analyze the experimental expressions of Norman McLaren, who expanded the field of experimental animation by challenging various techniques and carried out a ceaseless search for motion creation between each frame, and to study the expressions of movement he focused on. The most significant feature of his movement expression was analyzed as repetition of motion and repetition of metamorphosis. I hope that this derivation will be understood as experimental animation of experimental method which requires more specific type of inquiry than simple question about experimental method. Also, I hope that it will be meaningful as a preliminary study to deeply explore the possibility and direction of animation creation in university education.


Experimental Animation;Norman Mclaren;Movement

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그림 1. The Horse in Motion(에드워드 머이브리지, 1878)

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그림 2. 전통애니메이션과 실험애니메이션의 비교

표 1. 노먼 맥라렌의 실험적 표현

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표 2. 노먼 맥라렌의 움직임 표현_ 운동성의 반복

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표 3. 노먼 맥라렌의 움직임 표현_ 변형의 반복

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Supported by : 세명대학교


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