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Nichola Dobson

Nichola Dobson is a teaching fellow in design and screen cultures at Edinburgh College of Art, UK. Founding editor of Animation Studies (2006 - 2011) and Animation Studies 2.0 (2012- present). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Norman McLaren : Between the Frames

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...Sometimes I get the impression from articles people write about me that I make my films almost single-handed. Now, this is a quite erroneous impression. Usually it’s with one or two people. We form a small team. Most often it’s been...

A Complicated Man

Nichola Dobson

Nichola Dobson is a teaching fellow in design and screen cultures at Edinburgh College of Art, UK. Founding editor of Animation Studies (2006 - 2011) and Animation Studies 2.0 (2012- present). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Norman McLaren : Between the Frames

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...The starting point of this project was to consider the legacy of someone who was either well known as one of the most innovative animators of the twentieth century, or a relatively unknown Scottish pioneer, forgotten in his native land...

Stirling’s Sons

Nichola Dobson

Nichola Dobson is a teaching fellow in design and screen cultures at Edinburgh College of Art, UK. Founding editor of Animation Studies (2006 - 2011) and Animation Studies 2.0 (2012- present). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Norman McLaren : Between the Frames

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...John Grierson (1898–1972) John Grierson (date unknown). I often wonder what would have happened to me if I’d been born 2 years earlier, and never met John Grierson at the Scottish Amateur Film Festival in 1935. I was just very...

World Traveller

Nichola Dobson

Nichola Dobson is a teaching fellow in design and screen cultures at Edinburgh College of Art, UK. Founding editor of Animation Studies (2006 - 2011) and Animation Studies 2.0 (2012- present). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Norman McLaren : Between the Frames

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...Norman McLaren was fortunate throughout his life to be able to travel quite extensively. From trips to Europe with his family during his late teenage years and an informative trip to Russia, to the eventual winter breaks in Mexico...

Influential Arts

Nichola Dobson

Nichola Dobson is a teaching fellow in design and screen cultures at Edinburgh College of Art, UK. Founding editor of Animation Studies (2006 - 2011) and Animation Studies 2.0 (2012- present). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Norman McLaren : Between the Frames

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...McLaren found inspiration and influence in many aspects of his life, with early talent undoubtedly informed, by his family and their interior decorating business. A flair for this could be seen in early examples of drawing and design...

Personal Life

Nichola Dobson

Nichola Dobson is a teaching fellow in design and screen cultures at Edinburgh College of Art, UK. Founding editor of Animation Studies (2006 - 2011) and Animation Studies 2.0 (2012- present). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Norman McLaren : Between the Frames

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...So complex is McLaren that people who have worked with him for decades say that frankly they don’t understand him ... His humanitarianism, which led one writer to call him ‘a saint,’ has a touching childlike quality to it ... He dresses...

Introduction

Nichola Dobson

Nichola Dobson is a teaching fellow in design and screen cultures at Edinburgh College of Art, UK. Founding editor of Animation Studies (2006 - 2011) and Animation Studies 2.0 (2012- present). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Norman McLaren : Between the Frames

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...Before I left home to live in London, Mother and Father (especially Mother) made me promise to write a letter back home once a week. I think I pretty much kept my promise!Letter to brother Jack, 8 April 1986, University of Stirling Archive,...