CVM is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 archive currently based in Los Angeles, dedicated to preserving and promoting the films of Oskar Fischinger and other visual music artists. CVM released the first Oskar Fischinger DVD, „Ten Films“ a few years ago, and since then we’ve been busy restoring more films for the second DVD.
CVM is producing the 2nd Oskar Fischinger DVD, „Visual Music.“ Please help us complete it!
This second DVD features more of Fischinger’s classic visual music films (Composition in Blue, Muratti Greift Ein, Studies no. 5 and 8, An American March), rarely seen films (Swiss Trip, Coloratura, Muratti Privat ad, Squares, Pierette, and more) plus newly discovered animation tests, fragments and tests from the 1930s and other special bonus features. Many are new HD transfers with digitally restored audio.
CVM continues to distribute Fischinger’s films worldwide, recently co-published a book on Fischinger, and loans his films to many major museum exhibitions. We have been digitizing some of the films, though it’s extremely difficult to raise funding for HD, 2K or 4K transfers. CVM thanks EYE Filmmuseum for the preservation and 2K transfer of Studie nr 8.
CVM has also released DVDs for other artists including Jordan Belson, and maintains an online store offering DVDs, books, artwork and ephemera, and online resources devoted to the study of visual music. Our library includes Fischinger’s papers and many animation drawings. Our website is www.centerforvisualmusic.org