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James Whitney
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Country: USA

Total Titles at Criticker: 4 - You've Seen 4

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Film Exercises 4-5 Film Exercises 4-5 (1944)  - Short Film
Summary: The brothers John and 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, rather than the light reflected from drawings as in traditional animation. (artforum.com)
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Yantra Yantra (1957)  - Short Film
Summary: The repeated accelerating flickers between black and white or solid color frames photo-kinetically induce an alpha meditative state. Into the climax of these generative alternations of spectral opposites, the dots enter and enact movements which are as carefully "choreographed" in the sense of purely visual "music" as had been the imagery in the FILM EXERCISES, including variations, inversions, harmonic and contrapuntal balances and imbalances, etc. (William Moritz)
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Film Exercises 2-3 Film Exercises 2-3 (1944)  - Short Film
Summary: 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. (youtube)
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Lapis Lapis (1966)  - Short Film
Summary: Mathematically precise early computer-aided animated piece based around the meditative-like inward and outward flow of images of the mandala.