Richard Reeves
b. 1959

Inspired by Norman McLaren, contemporary Canadian filmmaker Richard Reeves set out to find new ways to create color and depth effects in his myriad direct film efforts. As a member of Calgary’s Quickdraw Animation Society, Reeves was able to see films by abstract filmmakers such as Fischinger, Mary Ellen Bute, Ruttmann, Belson, and the Whitney brothers. Reeves experimented with painting on both sides of the film, a technique that he discovered “can create a type of depth of field because …

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