A selection of shorts from DVD, since I just enjoyed his An Optical Poem on the Masterworks of Avant-Garde Film blu-ray.
Increasingly complicated pulsating spiral patterns – just the sort of thing that SD interlacing can ruin, though VLC’s deinterlacer helped. Silent.
Walking from Munich to Berlin (1927)
Time-lapse vacation slideshow, filming things he saw along the way, sometimes for just a couple frames, sometimes more. Inspired a Guy Maddin short eighty years later.
Studie Nr. 6 (1930)
Now that’s more like it – light scratches zip around a dark field in time (kinda) to upbeat music.
Studie Nr. 7 (1931)
Like number 6 but one greater, with closer music sync.
Colored (yay) circles flow and move about. A warm-up for Allegretto, and one of the first color films made in Europe.
Radio Dynamics (1942)
More complex, definitely more hypnotic visuals than the others. Silent, but called “a color-music composition” with an opening title reading “Please! No Music,” so I guess it’s some theoretical business about creating music with image.