Jacques Drouin

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Jacques Drouin
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Jacques Drouin at the Cinémathèque québécoise in 2017

Jacques Drouin (born 1943) is a Canadian animator and director most known for his pinscreen animation.


Jacques Drouin was born in Mont-Joli, Quebec province, Canada. He studied at the École des Beaux-Arts de Montréal for several years before leaving to study filmmaking at the UCLA in California.[1]

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.[1]

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.[1] 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.



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  1. ^ a b c "Drouin, Jacques". NFB Profiles. National Film Board of Canada. Retrieved 19 July 2012.

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