Our small misadventure with ReFrederator the other day thankfully provided a great side benefit, a direct contact with Cindy Keefer at the Fischinger Archive. During our conversation she let me know how hard they’re working to continue to rescue many of Oskar Fischinger’s animated films, which, because the kinds of materials the films were originally made from and age, are still in danger.
I promised we’d put the word out to the Channel Frederator community to help. Donate here if you can, buy DVD’s here if you can. Put the word out on your own sites if you can. Try and help this important innovator of animation, someone who set the stage for much of the work many of us do.
Mr. Fischinger’s daughters, Barbara and Angelica Fischinger, maintain the Fischinger Archive (www.oskarfischinger.org), and Barbara sent us the following note:
Many of his films still need to be restored, digitally transferred, and released through future [Read more…]