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Encyclopedia > Oscar Fischinger

Oscar Fischinger was a German artist, film-maker and animator. Born in 1900 in Frankfurt and trained as an architect and engineer, he developed great interest in painting and animation in his early 20s. By the age of 22 he was already running a small animation studio in Munich or Berlin (there is no agreement between some commentators), and by 1935 he had over 30 films under his belt. An artist is someone who employs creative talent to produce works of art. ... Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as part of the entertainment industry. ... An animator is one who is involved in the process of animation. ... 1900 is a common year starting on Monday. ... Frankfurt am Main [ˈfraŋkfʊrt] is the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth largest city of Germany. ... Architect at his drawing board, 1893 An architect is a person licensed in the art of planning, designing and overseeing the construction of buildings, or more generally, the designer of a scheme or plan. ... An engineer may be someone who practices the engineering profession, or the driver of a rail locomotive. ... Munich: Frauenkirche and Town Hall steeple Munich (German: München pronunciation) is the state capital of the German Bundesland of Bavaria. ... Berlin (pronounced: , German ) is the capital of Germany and its largest city, with 3,387,404 inhabitants (as of September 2004); down from 4. ...

Fischinger became quite famous when he started to produce musical, animated commercials (e.g. for Murrati cigarettes), some of which proved very popular with the general public in Germany. From the earliest days of the medium, television has been used as a vehicle for advertising in some countries. ...

After the Nazi government came to power in Germany, the making of abstract art was no longer allowed, so Fischinger was no longer safe working on his films. At the same time, in 1936, he received an offer from Paramount to come and work in Hollywood. While in America, he was also invited to work at the Disney studios, and took part in the production of the classic Fantasia. However, his career at Disney lasted only 9 months: he did not enjoy the commercial spirit of the company and left to work on his own experimental productions. The Nazi party used a right-facing swastika as their symbol and the red and black colors were said to represent Blut und Boden (blood and soil). ... One of Kandiskys most famous paintings Yellow Red Blue (Kandinsky 1925) Abstract art is now generally understood to mean art that does not depict objects in the natural world, but instead uses shapes and colours in a non-representational or non-objective way. ... The Paramount Pictures logo used from 1988 to the late nineties. ... For other uses, see Hollywood (disambiguation) Greetings from Hollywood Hollywood is a district of the City of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., that runs from about Vermont Avenue on the east to just beyond Laurel Canyon Boulevard above Sunset and Crescent Heights Boulevards on the west; the north to... The Walt Disney Company (also known as Disney) (NYSE: DIS) is one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world. ... Fantasia is a 1940 motion picture, the third in the Disney animated features canon, which was a Walt Disney experiment in animation and music. ...

Around 1950 Fischinger devised his 'colour organ' named the Lumigraph. The machine played both sounds and lights, and served as a perfect instrument for a one-man show. Fischinger did a short tour in America, performing various classical pieces, and many were impressed by the the machine's combination of music and spectacular images. Fischinger hoped to make the Lumigraph a commercial product, widely available for anybody. He wanted to use it to educate children about music and image, or to sell it to adults as an entertainment device. After Fischinger’s death, his widow Elfriede did a few performances with the Lumigraph, and his son Conrad even built two more machines in different sizes. In 1964 the Lumigraph was used in the science fiction film The Time Travellers, in which it became a 'love machine'. Today the instrument is displayed at Deutsches Filmmuseum in Frankfurt, and is still played occasionally. Classical music is music considered classical, as sophisticated and refined, in a regional tradition. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Frankfurt am Main [ˈfraŋkfʊrt] is the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth largest city of Germany. ...

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