ORNAMENT SOUND

by Oskar FISCHINGER
1932 / b&w / sound / 1S / 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.

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distribution format 16mm
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound optical sound
rental fee 31,00 €