Motion Painting No. 1
The film was created by applying oil paint on acrylic glass. Fischinger filmed each brushstroke over the course of 9 months. In 1997, the film was selected for inclusion in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". The Academy Film Archive preserved Motion Painting No. 1 in 2000.
- The original acrylic glass panels are at the Deutsches Filmmuseum in Frankfurt, Germany.
- The film itself can be purchased on CVM's Oskar Fischinger: Ten Films DVD
- William Moritz, Optical Poetry: The Life and Work of Oskar Fischinger (London: John Libbey & Company Ltd., and Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2004)
- Motion Painting No. 1 on IMDb
- Excerpts from Fischinger's writings about this film are at the Center for Visual Music's Fischinger Research Pages. See their Fischinger bibliography for many other texts.
- Fischinger Archive
- Oskar Fischinger - Motion Painting No.1. 1947. The film as a video
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