Moving Image

Space Sentinels (1977)

Space Sentinels – Episode 1: “Morpheus: The Sinister Sentinel” Created by Hal Sutherland
(The man responsible for: He Man, Flash Gordon, Fat Albert etc).

Via: Network Awesome.

Moon Rock by George Dunning (1970)

1970 short from George Dunning – director of Yellow Submarine. via: io9

Oskar Fischinger – Experiments in Cinematic Abstraction

There’s a lovely exhibition on right now at the EYE Filmmuseum in Amsterdam on the life’s work of German film-maker Oskar Fischniger. ’1900-1967 – Experiments in Cinematic Abstraction’ explores everything from the early experiments right through to the more accomplished shorts and the special FX work for the likes of Fritz Lang. Fischinger may not have been totally appreciated in his own lifetime, but his body of work went on to influence some of the great moving image artists that followed including Harry Smith and John Witney. It’s a fascinating exhibition and a unique chance to see the films up on big screens. Also accompanying the video work are personal letters, animation cells and a few large-scale oil paintings which are pretty great in their own right. The exhibition runs until 17th March 2013 and highly recommend if you’re in Amsterdam. The EYE and Centre For Visual Music have also published a nice book to accompany the show which is available at the EYE now and will receive wider distribution by Thames & Hudson in January.

Lots more info on Oskar Fischinger here -> Centre For Visual Music

Ikarie XB1 – Dir. Jindrich Polák (1963)

Back when sci-fi films were actually about ideas, emotions and of course, science, the Czechs produced this wonderful film Ikarie XB1 (US title: Voyage to the End of the Universe). see more…

‘Shift’ by Max Hattler

Lovely new stop motion piece by Max Hattler.

Asparagus – dir. Suzan Pitt (1979)


Asparagus by Suzan Pitt. Available on DVD here. Wonderful.

Émile Cohl (1857-1938)

The father of animation Émile Cohl.

Mary Ellen Bute (1906-1983)


The incredibly beautiful work of Mary Ellen Bute.

Conrad Schnitzler (1937-2011)


RIP Conrad Schnitzler

The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics (1965)

Aside from Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote, Sylvester, Pepé Le Pewand and many more, Chuck Jones also directed the rather lovely The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics.

Allegro Non Troppo – dir. Bruno Bozzetto (1976)


The Italian Fantasia: Allegro Non Troppo

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