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John Whitney & James Whitney – Film Exercises 2-3 (1944)

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An experimental computer animation film series from John & James Whitney.
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John Whitney & James Whitney – Film Exercise #1 (1943)

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Begins with a three beat announcement drawn out in time which thereafter serves as a figure to divide the four sections. Each return of this figure is more condensed, and finally used in reverse to conclude the film.

The brothers John & James Whitney created their remarkable series of Film Exercises between 1943 and 1944. These films are visually based on modernist composition theory, the carefully varied permutations of form are manipulated with cut-out masks so that the image photographed is pure direct light shaped, rather than the light reflected from drawings as in traditional animation. Read More »