Born in Montreal in 1944, Pierre Hébert studied anthropology at the Université de Montréal in the early 1960s. He had already developed an interest in art and cinema. After hearing about the cameraless animated films of Norman McLaren, he undertook his own experiments by scratching images on the emulsion of 8mm film, an act that has continued to inform his practice today. He was part of the exciting growth of Quebec cinema in the early 1960s and was active in organizations such as Cinémathèque québécoise. Hébert went to work for the NFB’s animation unit in 1965. He was co-animator with Francine Desbiens, Suzanne Gervais on the 1973 short Du coq à l’âne. We list his credits as an animator and/or animation director.
Also see: Pierre Hébert: Animation without Borders
Features & TV Movies:
Le révolutionnaire (1965)
Notions élémentaires de génétique (1971, short)
Souvenirs de guerre (1982, short)
Ottawa 90 Signal Films (Co-animator, 1990, short)
Rivière au tonnerre (2011, short)