Oskar Fischinger: Ten Films


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NTSC / Region Code 0 / 50 mins total running time

“Oskar Fischinger is one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, embracing the abstraction that became the major art movement of that century, and exploring the new technology of the cinema to open abstract painting into a new Visual Music that performs in liquid time.”
(William Moritz, Optical Poetry)

Oskar Fischinger (1900–1967) undoubtedly is one of the most interesting German (later: American) filmmakers, far ahead of his time. He was a trail-blazing pioneer in many areas of animation film and in general is one of the most accessible avant-garde filmmakers in history. His influence can be clearly detected in early Westcoast filmmakers but in music videos as well as in visual music in general. Not to forget his substantial early commercials.


  • Spirals/Spiralen, D 1926. 2:44
  • Study no. 6/Studie Nr. 6, D 1930. 2:04
  • Study no. 7/Studie Nr. 7, D 1931 b/w 2:37
  • Circles/Kreise, D 1933 (Gasparcolor) 1:48
  • Allegretto, USA 1936-43 (Gasparcolor) 2:33
  • Radio Dynamics, USA 1942 4:26
  • Motion Painting No. 1 (oil on Plexiglas), USA 1947 (Technicolor) 11:00

Bonus features include Home Movies from Fischinger’s Berlin Studio c. 1931, never-released early experiments and animation tests, a selection of paintings and photographs, film notes and a biography.

This is the authorized DVD released by Center for Visual Music, Los Angeles.
Strictly for personal use only!

Study no. 6/Studie Nr. 6 [excerpt]

Study no. 7/Studie Nr. 7 [excerpt]

Kreise/Circles [excerpt]

Allegretto [excerpt]

Radio Dynamics [excerpt]

Motion Painting No. 1 [excerpt]

München–Berlin-Wanderung [excerpt]

Wachsexperimente [excerpt]