Pen Point Percussion (1951), a behind-the-scenes introduction to the sound visualizations and drawn-on-film animation of film pioneer Norman McLaren, from the National Film Board of Canada.

And below, another playful example of McLaren’s work, Dots (1940), which includes sounds that may be considered hilarious to young people:

In the archives: What does sound look like? Plus more visual thinking, and more animation by Norman McLaren, including Boogie Doodle, a favorite.

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