Motion Painting # 1


Dir. Oskar Fischinger, 35mm or 16mm Color Sound 00:12:00

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One of the most highly acclaimed examples of abstract filmmaking, produced by the pioneer in this film, the film personifies the desires of the painter to expand the time limitations of a single canvas to the vaster scope of motion picture film. Fischinger created herein a true motion painting, utilizing plexiglass, and photographing his painting frame by frame as it progressed; thus capturing its beautiful growth and plastic development as a painting, while through the dimension of time, allowing it to create as a motion picture a vivid and brilliant life of its own.

[Source: Creative Film Society Catalog, 1975]