Oskar Fischinger

Animation director, Painter
Pioneer animator known for his early application of jazz and classical music to cartoons. Fischinger also created special effects on "The Big Broadcast of 1937" (1936) and on Fritz Lang's "The Woman in the Moon" (1929) ... Read more »
Born: 06/22/1900 in Germany

Filmography

other (27)

American March 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

Circles 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

Color Rhythm 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

Liebespiel 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

Motion Painting #1 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

Muntz Television Commercial 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

Muratti Marches On 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

Muratti Privat 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

Optical Poem 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

Ornament Sound 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

Pierette #1 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

Radio Dynamics 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

Spiritual Constructions 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

Staffs 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

Study #10 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

Study #5 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

Study #6 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

Study #7 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

Study #9 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

War Experiments 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

Motion Painting No. 1 1948 (Movie)

(Animator)

Motion Painting No. 1 1948 (Movie)

(Producer)

Motion Painting No. 1 1948 (Movie)

(Director)

Allegretto 1935 (Movie)

(Animator)

Allegretto 1935 (Movie)

(Director)

Komposition in Blau 1934 (Movie)

(Animator)

Komposition in Blau 1934 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Pioneer animator known for his early application of jazz and classical music to cartoons. Fischinger also created special effects on "The Big Broadcast of 1937" (1936) and on Fritz Lang's "The Woman in the Moon" (1929) and won critical acclaim for his abstract films "Composition in Blue" (1935) and "Motion Painting No. 1" (1949).

Relationships

Elfriede Fischinger

Wife
born c. 1910 in Germany married Fischinger in 1933 survived him died on May 13, 1999 at age 88

EDUCATION

trained as engineer

Milestones

1933

Began working with color

1928

Responsible for special effects for Fritz Lang's "Frau im Mond/The Woman in the Moon")

1920

Began career as short animation filmmaker; designed wax-cutting machine for animation

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