ORNAMENT SOUND

by Oskar FISCHINGER
1932 / 16 mm / n&b / son / 7' 00

Ornament Sound uses the optical sound track in a very unique way. Using precise graphical icons in place of the usual waveforms in the soundtrack area of the film, a "synthesized," or "pure" sound, as Fischinger called it, results upon playback.

To create this track, Fischinger cut out templates for each design, then photographed them one frame at a time. When played back at 24fps (frames per second), these images create a wide variety of tonal variations – in essence, synthesized sound.

1 PRINT IN DISTRIBUTION

distribution format 16 mm
1 reel (77 meters)
speed 24 ips
screen 1,37 - standard
sound opt
translation no
rental fee 31,00 €