He first encountered the pinscreen at an animation exhibition in 1967. By the early 1970s, he was an apprentice at the National Film Board of Canada and experimenting with this unique form of animation. His first film, Three Exercises on Alexeieff's Pinscreen, was released in 1974.
To this day, Jacques Drouin is making pinscreen animation films for the National Film Board of Canada, one of the only animators in the world to still use this difficult but rewarding process. Some of his short films are available on NFB DVD collections, and a few are available online. His film, A Hunting Lesson, was included in the Animation Show of Shows.
- 1974 - Three Exercises on Alexeieff's Pinscreen (Trois exercices sur l'écran d'épingles d'Alexeieff)
- 1976 - Mindscape/Le paysagiste
- 1986 - Nightangel (fr: L'Heure des anges, cz: Romance z temnot) - a collaboration with Bretislav Pojar.
- 1988 - A Sun Between Two Clouds (Un soleil entre deux nuages) - participated as an animator.
- 1990 - Nathaël and the Seal Hunt (Nathaël et la chasse aux phoques)
- 1991 - The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (Les Quatre cavaliers de l'apocalypse) - participated as an animator
- 1993 - MTV Push Pins
- 1994 - Ex-Child (Ex-enfant)
- 1996 - A Life Like a River (Une vie comme rivière) - participated as an animator.
- 2001 - A Hunting Lesson (Une leçon de chasse) - adaptation of tale by Jacques Godbout.
- 2003 - Winter Days (冬の日) - collaboration with many other famous animators
- 2004 - Imprints/Empreintes
- Jacques Drouin on IMDb
- Films by Jacques Drouin at the National Film Board of Canada
- "Hommage au maître Jacques Drouin" (Press release) (in French). Montreal: Cinémathèque québécoise. 24 November 2009. Retrieved 17 February 2012.
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