Details
FOOTAGE number
HBF481598
Title
Magic Canvas
Medium
16mm
Date
1948 (C20th)
Description
An animated quest for freedom. After the war years in 1948 the Halas and Batchelor animation studio made this beautifully fluid experiment in animation, a remarkable achievement before computers were born. The film shows how the union of the material and spiritual natures of man can lead to fulfilment. John Halas with the Hungarian designer Peter Foldes produced and directed Magic Canvas with an original score by Matyas Sieber
Photo credit
Halas & Batchelor / Bridgeman Images
Keywords
night / figure / sail / birds / nightmarish / tired / boat / 2 people / movement / flying / storms / 40s / man / hand-drawn / men / storm / serenity / traditional animation / circle / dreams / peaceful / raining / dream / struggle / dancing / art / weakness / daytime / expression / animated / falling / soundtrack / figures / boats / prison / lightening / music / animations / exhaustion / hand drawn / sails / british / dreamlike / abstract / nightmare / rain / day / water / figurative / captivity / nature / eyes / classical animation / footage / two people / male / psychedelic / nightmares / round / halas and batchelor / eye / peace / bird / prisoner / freedom / 1940s / calm / colour / struggling / english / nighttime / figurativism / 1948 / animation / uk / halas / matyas seiber / batchelor / video / clip
Intervals
Availability
Dimension [pixels] File size [MB] Duration [Seconds]
Footage 720 × 576 px 2,593 MB 610
Copyright
Out of copyright
Restrictions
NOT TO BE SOLD FOR DVD DISTRIBUTION

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