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Fischinger on DVD! First DVD in a series from CVM
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Oskar Fischinger: Ten Films DVD
Contains 10 of Oskar Fischinger's classic Visual Music films
||Study no. 6|
||Study no. 7|
||Motion Painting No. 1|
and 3 Early Films:
||Walking from Munich to Berlin|
Released May 2006. Order below
by The Center for Visual Music
in association with The Fischinger Trust and Jack Rutberg Fine Arts
Decades before computer graphics, before music videos, even before "Fantasia" (the 1940 version), there were the abstract animated films of Oskar Fischinger (1900-1967), master of "absolute" or nonobjective filmmaking. He was cinema's Kandinsky, an animator who, beginning in the 1920's in Germany, created exquisite "visual music" using geometric patterns and shapes choreographed tightly to classical music and jazz. (John Canemaker, New York Times)
Oskar Fischinger is one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, embracing the abstraction that became the major art movement of that century, and exploring the new technology of the cinema to open abstract painting into a new Visual Music that performs in liquid time. (Biographer William Moritz)
and Photographs © Fischinger Trust
DVD © Center for Visual Music, 2006
Licensed for private home use only, all other rights reserved
Color and B/W-Tinted; Sound and Silent
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Limited educational license allows for screenings in classrooms and library/research collection use only. Public Performance Rights are not included (screenings for public or paid audiences, and exhibition in museums and galleries are not permitted under this license, other uses require additional permissions and licenses).
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In New York, the DVD is sometimes available at the bookshop of The Whitney Museum.
In Europe: BFI Southbank Filmshop, London; HEEZA, Paris; Image Movement, Berlin; and Walter Koenig in Germany.
In Japan - Meditations (online).
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