Friday, November 19, 2010

John and James Whitney, Five Film Excercises - films 1-4, 1943-1944

According to DanSpegel-
...These films are visually based on modernist composition theory, the carefully varied permutations of form are manipulated with cut-out masks so that the image photographed is pure direct light shaped, rather than the light reflected from drawings as in traditional animation. The eerie, sensuous neon glow of these forms is paralleled by pioneer electronic music sound scores composed by the brothers using a pendulum device to write sounds directly on the film's soundtrack area, with precisely controlled calibrations.

Film One:

Film 2-3:

Film 4:

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