CVM's forthcoming Oskar Fischinger DVD, Oskar Fischinger: Visual Music

Late 2017 release


Support the DVD production with a contribution, and you'll be thanked in the DVD booklet!
A good way to show your support for Fischinger's films, for years to come. See the "Supporting" section below




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pierette Pierrette I, 1924-26

Study no 2, c. 1930

Study no 5, 1930

st eight Study no. 8, 1931 Excerpt Online

coloratura Coloratura, 1932

muratti Muratti Greift Ein, 1934

swiss Swiss Trip (Rivers and Landscapes), 1934

comp in blue Komposition in Blau (Composition in Blue), 1935 (excerpt online)

american march An American March, 1941



early exp1920s-30s Home Movies and Experiments, Berlin (black and white)

squares Squares fragment (1934) and various 1930s color animation tests

Universal Newsreel opening for Studie nr 5, courtesy Library of Congress

"Concerto" and newly discovered 1940s Hollywood animation tests

Excerpts from 8mm Home Movies in Los Angeles (c. 1959-1962)

Includes a booklet


Supporting the DVD

For a Contribution of $1000 - you'll be listed at the top of the credits in the DVD booklet as "Special Thanks to (your name)"

For a Contribution of $500 - your name will be included in the DVD booklet: "This DVD was made with support from (your name)"


DVD Sponsor: Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre

Special thanks to: Barbara Fischinger, Timothy Finn, Paolo Polesello and Rebecca Malamud/Point.B Studio

This DVD was made with support from Kit Smyth Basquin

For contributions of other amounts, you'll be included in the acknowledgements below, and in our newsletter and social media.


Technical notes

The films Study nr. 5, Squares and 1930s color animation tests, 1920s-30s Home Movies and Experiments (Berlin), Concerto and newly discovered 1940s animation tests, and Home Movies in Los Angeles were all preserved by CVM. Study nr. 5 was preserved by CVM with support from the film archive of EYE Filmmuseum. Study nr 8 was preserved in the 1990's by Nederland Filmmuseum. Preservation work was done by the Academy Film Archive on An American March, Swiss Trip, Pierrette in 1998-2000.

Composition in Blue and Muratti Greift Ein are new transfers by CVM from nitrate Gasparcolor prints.

Technical Services were provided by Film Technology Company Inc., Cinetech, Point 360, Fotokem.

The DVD is standard definition, NTSC, region free.


Curatorial notes

Fischinger's silent films and early experiments on the DVD are presented silent. Pierrette I is a reconstruction by William Moritz, using Fischinger's original footage. The Home Movies footage are excerpts which show Fischinger at home in Laurel Canyon, c. 1961, pulled from longer reels of R8mm film.


Additional Acknowledgements

CVM acknowledges additional contributions from Mark Caballero, Steve Roden, Barry Spinello, Theo Lukkezen, Anthony Countey, Brent Salley, Gijs Grob and several Anonymous donors

CVM thanks the National Film Preservation Foundation for their support to preserve some of the films on this DVD.


To purchase the first Fischinger DVD, Oskar Fischinger: Ten Films (2006 release)

Buy online through CVM order page, or at BFI Film Shop, London; Walter Koenig in Germany; Meditations in Japan


Center for Visual Music is a non-profit 501(c)3 public charity. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Mailing address: CVM, PO Box 39527, Los Angeles, CA 90039

Phone 213-683-1514


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