The history of motion graphics : from avant-garde to industry in the United States

The history of motion graphics : from avant-garde to industry in the United States / Michael Betancourt.

Publisher: [Rockville, Md.] : Wildside Press, [2013]Description: 314 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm.ISBN: 1434441504; 9781434441508.

Contents:

Prehistory — Synaesthesia — Color music — Color music inventors — Visual music — Kinetic typography — Inventing the abstract film — The futurist abstract films (1909-1912) — Léopold Survage (1879-1968) — The Dada/Constructivist cinema (1919-1929) — Man Ray’s Le retour à la raison (1923) — Murphy & Léger’s Ballet mécanique (1924) — Walther Ruttmann (1887-1941) — Viking Eggeling (1880-1925) — Hans Richter (1888-1976) — Marcel Duchamp’s Anémic cinéma (1926) — Laszlo Moholy-Nagy (1895-1946) — Towards a universal language of media — The sound film — Montage — Oskar Fischinger (1900-1967) — Mary Ellen Bute (1906-1983) — Len Lye (1901-1980) — Norman McLaren (1914-1987) — Modernist television — John (1917-1995) & James (1921-1982) Whitney — Harry Everett Smith (1923-1991) — Avant-garde film in parallax — American modernism — The rise of post-war abstraction — Design on TV — The “television project” — Commercials & the experimental film — Mainstreaming the avant-garde — Museum validation — Intermedia — The Vortex concerts — ‘Structural’ film studies — The invention of video art — Signal/image processing — Inventing computer art — The computer film — Programmed animations — Stan VanDerBeek (1927-1984) — Lillian Schwartz (1927-) — John Whitney’s ‘Digital harmony’ — Media convergence — Digital video — Feature film title design — The early (experimental) period — The studio period — The designer period — The logo period — The contemporary designer period — TV & video game title design — Live TV — Broadcast/network TV — Cable TV — Internet — Video game titles — Video game end titles — The context of title design — The continuing synaesthetic tradition — Stan Brakhage (1933-2003) — Dennis H. Miller — The digital experiment — Commercial synaesthesia.

Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-300) and index.

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