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Also Known As: Died: May 15, 1980
Born: July 5, 1901 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New Zealand Profession: animator, sculptor, painter

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Painter and sculptor turned animator who served in John Greirson's GPO unit, where he made documentaries and publicity films. In 1934 Lye developed a new technique for applying paint directly to film, which he introduced in his delightful animated short, "Color Box" (1935). He later experimented with techniques involving images scratched onto film stock and with what he called "kinetic sculpture."

Painter and sculptor turned animator who served in John Greirson's GPO unit, where he made documentaries and publicity films. In 1934 Lye developed a new technique for applying paint directly to film, which he introduced in his delightful animated short, "Color Box" (1935). He later experimented with techniques involving images scratched onto film stock and with what he called "kinetic sculpture."

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DIRECTOR:

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  Tal Farlow (1981) Director
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  Trade Tattoo (1937) Director
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  Rainbow Dance (1936) Director
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  Colour Box, A (1935) Director
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  Tusalava (1929) Director
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  Free Radicals (1958) Director
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  Birth of the Robot, The (1936) Director

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Education

Wellington Technical College: -
Canterbury College of Fine Arts: -

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