The champion of absolute ideas in abstract experimental films, Fischinger\'s name is synonymous with the genre. This is a good mix of his films from his experiments with animating kaolin wax on glass to his beautiful later colour abstracts. Notice: this title is out of print; please refer to Oskar Fischinger - Ten Films
Notice: this title is out of print; please refer to Oskar Fischinger - Ten Films
- Muratti Greift Ein, 1934 Color, 2'
- Spiritual Constructions, 1927 B/W, 7'
- Study N°7 , 1931, B/W, 2'30"
- Study N°8, 1931, B/W, 5'
- Kreise, 1933, Color, 2'
- Allegretto, 1936, Color, 3'
- Motion Painting N°1, 1947, Color,
Born at the turn of the century, Oskar Fischinger discovered cinema at the age of 20 from the German avant-garde animators (Eggeling, Richter and Ruttman) and began his own visual experiments in 1921. From 1929 to 1934 he composed his well-known series of Studies (Studie 1-13) based on the rhythm proper to moving images, illustrations or visual counterpoints to musical compositions (Brahms, Mozart, Beethoven). An inventive experimenter, Oskar Fischinger performed his own original research, including different animation techniques, 3D, optical sound and color, developing the Gasparcolor process in 1933 with Béla Gaspar. Widely distributed, his films influenced many filmmakers (from Norman Mclaren to Walt Disneys Fantasia) and helped to create for them a singular genre in the domain of abstract film.
Go down into your eye, go down into your own eye ... and going ..
This first video edition of Oskar Fischinger's films was curated by Elfriede Fischinger and William Moritz and includes a booklet by W. Moritz.