Film Exercise #1


Dir. John Whitney, James Whitney, 16mm Color Sound 00:05:00

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The first of the world-famous abstract FIVE FILM EXERCISES, it begins with a three beat announcement, drawn out in time, which thereafter serves as an imageless transition figure dividing the sections of the film. The abstract visuals employed in this Exercise were produced entirely by manipulation of paper cutouts and shot at regular speed instead of the normal single frame animation basis.

[Source: Creative Film Society Catalogue, 1975]

Other Credits

James Whitney