CVM's new Oskar Fischinger DVD, Oskar Fischinger: Visual Music
December 2017 release
There are 2 categories to order the DVD, for private home use or for universities/institutions
Private Home Use - Order for individual private home use only. Public screenings or exhibitions are not permitted, no rights for any distribution, broadcast or online usage are included. You agree to these terms by purchasing this DVD..
Temporarily out of stock (January 2021). $30 plus shipping (For California residents, tax is added). Or contact us at cvmaccess (at) gmail.com
The institutional price is $200 plus shipping. Rights included are for use in classrooms and libraries only. No public screenings or use online are permitted.
TRAILER on Vimeo
Study no. 2, c. 1930, silent
Study no. 5, 1930
Study no. 8, 1931
Muratti greift ein (Muratti Marches On), 1934
Swiss Trip (Rivers and Landscapes), 1934
Komposition in Blau (Composition in Blue), 1935 (excerpt online)
An American March, 1941
Pierrette I, 1924-26
1920s-30s Home Movies and Experiments, Berlin (black and white)
Squares fragment (1934) and various 1930s color animation tests, image below (note, Squares image is from original artwork painted for the film)
"Concerto" and newly discovered animation tests made in Hollywood, 1945-46 - TRAILER showing one test from this reel
Excerpts from 8mm Home Movies at Wonderland Park, Los Angeles (c. 1959-1962)
Includes a booklet
You can also purchase the DVD at the shop of the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre, New Zealand; or through Meditations, Kyoto, Japan.
Acknowledgements for support of the DVD
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 and Brad and Mary Glanden
Contributions of other amounts are acknowledged below, and in our newsletter and social media.
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. The DVD booklet includes full preservation notes and credits. All films are from the collection of Center for Visual Music.
Composition in Blue and Muratti greift ein are new transfers by CVM from Fischinger's nitrate Gasparcolor prints.
Technical Services were provided by Film Technology Company Inc., Fotokem, Point 360, QRS, Westwind Media
The DVD is standard definition, NTSC, region free.
Images from 1920s-30s tests and experiments, Study no 8 and An American March
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 has excerpts showing Fischinger at his home in Laurel Canyon, c. 1961, pulled from longer reels of 8mm film.
CVM thanks William Moritz, Cinemaculture, Rowland Weinstein and Weinstein Gallery, Chris Harvey, Nick Ralabate. We thank the National Film Preservation Foundation for their support to preserve some of the films on this DVD, and other Fischinger films.
CVM acknowledges additional contributions from Mark Caballero, Amy Halpern, Steve Roden, Barry Spinello, Eric Levin, Theo Lukkezen, Anthony Countey, Brent Salley, Gijs Grob, Daniel Eagan, Adriano Abbado and several Anonymous donors.
CVM thanks those who donated through our 2016 indiegogo campaign towards this DVD production, including Abigail Addison, Vincent Bohlinger, John Canemaker, Nick Cope, Andrea Falkenstein, Marco Ferrero, Joshua Harrell, Geoff Kessell, Bob Kosovsky, Ed Lantz, Richard Leskosky, Jim Middleton, Marcos Ortega Miranda, Michiko Swiggs, Lee Tsiantis, Bridget Toner, Seamus Walsh and several Anonymous donors.
To purchase the first Fischinger DVD, Oskar Fischinger: Ten Films (2006 release)
Buy online through CVM online shop, or at BFI Film Shop, London; Heeza in Paris; Walter Koenig in Germany; Meditations in Japan
OLD DVD TRAILER (2016) includes a cameo by Barbara Fischinger, Oskar's daughter
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
Email - cvmaccess at gmail.com
DVD, Films, Booklet and Photographs © Center for Visual Music, all rights reserved.
Go to CVM Fischinger Research Site
Go to CVM online store - Fischinger coasters, silk scarf, other material and a link to purchase the first Fischinger DVD along with the new one (or email us directly to purchase)