An Optical Poem (1938)

Made by the celebrated German-born abstract film-maker Oskar Fischinger, in its entirety, composed to Franz Liszt's "2nd Hungarian Rhapsody." Made entirely with paper in stop motion fashion.

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+1 1. ringmaster commented 9 years ago

Icelandic Bjørk has developed this idea and is now changing our way to view music.
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+2 2. Itsme78 commented 9 years ago

Did i just watch the birth of special effects :)

Can't even imagine how cool this must have been to watch back then,
I have seen some cool things now but it so much and i might have become a little bit spoiled.
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+5 3. Thanny commented 9 years ago

There's a strange sort of irony here. This piece of art was created before computers existed using laborious means, yet I would have never known of or seen it without computers and the internet. No doubt the same is true of the vast majority of those who see this here or on other video sites.

I also find it interesting that the authors refer to it as a scientific experiment. Science in general was accorded much greater respect by the culture of the time. Calling it that today would raise a few hackles and draw cries of "scientism".
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+1 4. Judge-Jake commented 9 years ago

It gave me a migraine :S
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-1 5. YoArgentino commented 9 years ago

Well, Disney's Fantasia was made in 1940, and is 1000 much better than this.