New Oskar Fischinger DVD release

From: C Keefer (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Jul 11 2006 - 16:28:24 PDT

"If you love animation, or modern art, or computer graphics, consider it a must!" - Leonard Maltin, Film Critic
Center for Visual Music announces the first DVD in a series - Oskar Fischinger: Ten Films (2006 release). This long-awaited DVD contains ten of Fischinger's classic Visual Music films including Allegretto, Motion Painting No. 1, Study nr. 6, Study nr. 7, Kreise, Spiritual Constructions, Walking from Munich to Berlin, and more.
The Bonus Features include home movie footage of Oskar and Elfriede Fischinger in the Fischinger Studio, Berlin, c. 1931; never-released early animation tests and experiments; biographical photographs; a selection of paintings by Fischinger; film notes by Fischinger and others, and a biography.  The DVD features high definition digital transfers, digitally remastered audio and many preserved films. 
Produced by Center for Visual Music, Los Angeles. NTSC, region-free.  Private home use price is $30, institutional rates are higher. Purchase does not include public performance rights. More information and ordering info is at:
European distribution is being negotiated, this info will be posted in the near future. Produced by CVM in association with The Fischinger Archive and Jack Rutberg Fine Arts.
Press kit is at
"At last! The arrival of  "OSKAR FISCHINGER: TEN FILMS" on DVD is cause for joy and celebration  --  the visual poetry of Fischinger in black and white and color is revealed in its full kinetic glory.
                                                    -- John Canemaker, Academy Award-winning animator/filmmaker 
Please note, should you wish to organize a screening of Oskar Fischinger's films, exhibition from this DVD is not permitted.  Please rent the film prints and support one of the many fine film distributors such as Canyon Cinema, San Francisco or Light Cone, Paris. 

Cindy Keefer
Center for Visual Music, Los Angeles
CVMaccess (at)


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