Re: searching for early experimental animation

From: Adam Hyman (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Feb 02 2010 - 11:59:34 PST

How long was the film.? It sounds like it could be Harry Smith's HEAVEN AND
EARTH MAGIC, but I believe that is close to an hour. Jordan might have some
that fit as well, and are shorter.

On 2/2/10 10:12 AM, "Myron Ort" <email suppressed> wrote:

> Harry Smith? Lawrence Jordan?
> On Feb 2, 2010, at 5:19 AM, Klaus W. Eisenlohr wrote:
>> Dear Frameworkers,
>> Long term I have not been an active member here, sorry. I started a
>> class "photography as time based art", where I like to go back to
>> some animation techniques as well as story telling with images like
>> in "La Jetee", with the goal of inspiring hybrid media productions.
>> Now I am looking for some good examples of simple animation
>> techniques, that is experimental and not as much narrative based as
>> most animation films.
>> And here is my specific question:
>> I am having a movie in mind that I saw in Chicago, unfortunately I
>> do not remember with whom and to which occasion, but it was
>> definitively not a pure animation program. I remember the filmmaker
>> being American and that it was a very early avantgarde film, 50s or
>> earlier, made with paper cut-outs, black n white, with white
>> figures on black background, very weird, very joyful and sarkastic,
>> some of the figures were skulls, skeletons, but also drawings from
>> 19th century. The whole thing was so crude in its humour that I
>> disliked it when first seeing, but it somehow really stuck in my
>> head. Some of the movements are similar to very late Kenneth Anger
>> movies (where Saturn, and other gods float around in emtpy black
>> space. The empty black space being another marker). But it uses a
>> lot more movements and querky splits and metamorphosis.
>> Does that ring any bell with you? I might also mix up some of the
>> memories, not totally sure. I was searching in several places, and
>> I am just clueless how to find that material again. If you would
>> have any idea, I would be really glad.
>> Thank you,
>> Klaus
>> --
>> Klaus W. Eisenlohr, Osnabrücker Str. 25, D-10589 Berlin, Germany
>> email: email suppressed
>> and film production:
>> phone: int.- 49 - 30 - 3409 5343 (BERLIN)
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