Experiments in Motion Graphics


Dir. John Whitney, 16mm Color Sound 00:13:00

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In this film, Whitney explains the elaborate processes involved in programming and animating his abstract computer-animated designs, particularly those used in the production of his film, PERMUTATIONS. He discusses the difficulties in creating images that 'impinge upon the emotions and feelings directly'; attempts to define 'motion graphics' through comparisons with music and language; and finally concludes that 'motion graphics' is a unique form.

The narration makes it possible for a layman to understand how films are made by a computer. -- FILM NEWS.

In voice-over narration, filmmaker Whitney discusses the background and describes the creation of his film PERMUTATIONS. His explanation of the intricate process of 'motion graphics' is clear, unpretentious, and fascinating.