image from Oskar Fischinger, Raumlichtkunst, at Whitney Museum, NY 2016 (c) CVM


Supporting Visual Music / About Us

Your donations support our programs and work to preserve and promote Visual Music.

Current projects for which we're fundraising: The Oskar Fischinger Project (preservation and digitization of films, and conservation of papers and animation artwork); a CVM salon series in several cities in 2019 (including Berkeley, London, and Boston or NY); development of a future CVM Symposium; the continued care and conservation of The William Moritz Archive and Library; The Jordan Belson Project (preservation and digitization of films); general Film Preservation and digitization of numerous historical films and vidotapes, including Mary Ellen Bute films, and a move to a larger location. In 2019 we are creating a special Trustees Circle, of CVM supporters dedicated to ensuring the future of our organization and its work. Contact us if you are interested in joining this very special group, with a yearly donation and event.


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You can help save or digitize a specific film. At present we are fundraising for 4K transfers of Fischinger films. We are also fundraising for an Open Source cataloging system which will put more material and guides for the collections online.



You can also support CVM with a low monthly fee, by joining us on Patreon. View more of the collection there, including some rare A/V materials.


Special offer, Oskar Fischinger Coaster Set! Limited numbered edition of 100. Available with a donation of $120 or more, only 10 available now. Cork-backed glossy coaster set in specially designed box with images from four of his films.





Mailing address: Center for Visual Music, PO Box 39527, Los Angeles, CA 90039. To donate via credit card, please call us at 213-683-1514 or donate online below via Paypal to cvmarchive (at) PLEASE ADD SHIPPING COST: $5 for US addresses, $8 Canada, $13 international shipping.

CVM is a 501(c)3 non-profit public charity, donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.


You can also Support CVM by becoming a Member. Membership levels and premiums include vintage Fischinger, James Whitney, Bill Moritz and other items - see the Membership page to join online.

You can Support CVM with other donations:

CVM also seeks HD Video projectors, HD camera, DVCam deck, gift certificates

CVM has part-time intern positions for curatorial assistants, please inquire.

CVM thanks our Contributors and Supporters

Founders' Circle (Special Donations)

Richard Baily/Image Savant
Stephen Beck
Susan Bolles
Timothy Finn
Barbara Fischinger
Ilene Susan Fort
Dan Hadley
Lawrence Janss
Ed and Laura Lantz
David Magness
Eva Mason
Michael Norman Nock
NOMI Group (in Memory of John Moynihan)
Ilene Susan Fort

Patrons, Benefactors ($200 to $2,000)

Kit Smyth Basquin
Bettina Brendel
Steve Cheatham/The Electric Collage Light Show
Greta Dockum (for the Charles Dockum Project)
Scott and Isabel Draves
Michael Friend  
Brad and Mary Glanden
Joshua Harrell
Stephen Hillenburg (for The Jules Engel Preservation Project)
Jennifer Lane and David Hollander
Bruce Lane
David Lebrun
Andrew Morrison
Rol Murrow
Margaret Parsons
Suzanne Perkins and Bertram Gordon (for the Jordan Belson Project)
Ingo Petzke
Steve Roden
Aaron Ross
Fred Seibert (for The Oskar Fischinger Project)
Scott Snibbe (for the Jordan Belson Project)
Heike Sperling
John Stehura

Friends and Other Donors

Sheila Baily
Kevin and Jackie Baily
Jacob Barningham
Mark Caballero
John Canemaker
Chris Casady
Fred Collopy
Nicholas Cope
Robert Crain
Barbara Eddy & Steve Socki
Jim Ellis
Tim Fehske
Paul & Glenda Fillinger (for the Jordan Belson Project)
Stephen Fisher (for the Jordan Belson Project)
Ilene Susan Fort
Peter Frank
Teri Geis
Lauren German
Stephen Gordon
Gijs Grob (for the Oskar Fischinger DVD Project)
Tom Gunning
Jonathan Hall
Amy Halpern
Susanne Hartmann  
Chris Harvey  
Colin Herd
Nancy Herman
Andrew Hill
Eric Homan
Rich Housh
Karen Huff
Jackson Family Wines
David James
Joseph Janovsky
Lisa Johnson
Johns Creek Software, Inc.
Cindy Keefer
Caldwell Lever
Stan Levine
Maura McDonnell
Alice & Leonard Maltin
Media City, Ontario (for The Oskar Fischinger Project)
James Middleton
Marcos Ortega Miranda (for the Jordan Belson Project)
Scott Moschella
Christian Gosvig Olesen
Sarah Oppenheimer
Greg Pass
ChihCheng Peng
Dennis Reed
Michael Robinson (for the Jordan Belson Project)
Eric Rockey
Steve Roden
Bernard Rousseau
Mark Rowan-Hull
Marc Rubenstein
Timothy Saccenti
Peter Sansom
Gil Schnitzler
Ken Scott
Screen Novelties
Robert Seidel
Liza Simone
Sheila Sofian
Vibeke Sorensen
Barry Spinello
Mark Stanford
Neville Stern and Carmel Gray
Volker Straebel
John Teton (for the Jordan Belson Project)
James Tobias
H. van der Kraan (for The Oskar Fischinger Project)
Theo Wulff

and many individual donors supporting The Jules Engel Preservation Project and the donors to the second Oskar Fischinger DVD


(Past and Present; most are project-specific)

National Film Preservation Foundation
California Institute of the Arts, Dept. of Film (for preservation of Jules Engel's Coaraze)
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (for Sons et Lumieres exhibition, film preservation, 2004)
EYE Filmmuseum Archive (for CVM's preservation of Fischinger's Studie nr. 5)
The Fischinger Trust
Lefkowitz Family Foundation
George Lucas Family Foundation
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Foundation (Sponsor of the second Fischinger DVD)
Judith McBean Foundation
Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. (film preservation for Visual Music exhibition, 2005)
Dale and Edna Walsh Foundation

In-Kind Donors

Chace Productions, Burbank, CA
Xarene Eskandar
Marco Ferraro
Film Studies at Sonoma State University (for 2018 Visual Music Symposium)
Film Technology, Inc., Hollywood, CA
Goethe Institut, Paris (for Raumlichtkunst Project)
Chris Harvey
Hollywood Vaults, Hollywood, CA
Opticus Video, Los Angeles (for Raumlichtkunst Project)
Westwind Media, Burbank, CA
Nick Ralabate

    Donors of research materials, art, books, equipment and other

Anthology Film Archives
Richard Baily
The Family of Richard Baily
Stephen Beck
Jordan Belson

Bauhaus Archiv, Berlin
Jacqueline Bolles
Suzanne Boyajian
The Bettina Brendel Trust
Bettina Brendel
John Buchanan
Bundesarchiv, Berlin
John Canemaker
Tyler Cann
Arthur & Corinne Cantrill
Chris Casady
Steven Churchill
Stuart Comer
Sean Cooper
Devon Damonte
Susan Delson
Sky David
Grant Davis
Deutsches Filmmuseum
Scott Draves
Jim Ellis
Scott Elofson
Jules Engel
Xarene Eskandar
Filmmakers' Alliance
Barbara Fischinger
Fischinger Trust
Thorsten Fleisch
Michael Friend
Maureen Furniss
Bulat Galeyev
Gladstone Gallery, New York
Jeanpaul Goergen
Goethe Institut Los Angeles
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Zealand
Robert Haller
Amy Halpern
Catherine Heinrich
Nancy Herman
Susan Herzig and Paul Hertzmann
Roger Horrocks
David James
Dr. Joerg Jewanski
Bob Kosovsky
Len Lye Foundation, New Zealand
Andrew Lyons
Christina McPhee
David Magness
Tony Martin
Peter Mays
Jas. Morgan
Dr. William Moritz
Sandra Naumann
Nederlands Filmmuseum
Baerbel Neubauer
Scott Nyerges
Oliver's Market, Cotati
Jack Ox
Fred Paroutaud
Ron Pelligrino
Sylvia Pengilly
Dr. Ingo Petzke
Angeline Pike
Joost Rekveld
Steve Roden
Marc Rubenstein
Jeff Scher
Gary Schwartz
Michael Scroggins
Robert Seidel
Young-min Son
Vibeke Sorensen
Barry Spinello
George Stadnik
Cecile Starr
Dr. James Tobias
Sin's Opticals
Visual Communications
Mark Webber
Steve Woloshen
David Wexler
Howard Wexler

About CVM



Cindy Keefer

Board of Directors

David James, Ilene Susan Fort, Cindy Keefer, Joost Rekveld


Advisory Council

Yann Beauvais (Paris)
Xarene Eskandar (Los Angeles)
Thomas Levin (Princeton, N.J.)
Braden Malnic (Washington, DC)
David Magness (San Francisco)
Jack Ox (Albuquerque, NM)
Heike Sperling (Cologne, Germany)
Gene Youngblood (Santa Fe)


Previous Board Members (2003-16)

John Canemaker, Barbara Fischinger, Edward Lantz, David Lebrun, Rol Murrow, Christine Panushka,

John Whitney, Jr., Susan Bolles, James Tobias


Previous Advisory Council / Co-Founders

Jules Engel, William Moritz

Previous Interns

Young-min Son, Koh, Elliot Kaufman, Tony Rzeteljski, Stella Ahn, Vicky Huang

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