Watch an excerpt from Fantasia (Walt Disney, US 1940)
Disney and Fischinger
In 1940 Disney made the cartoon film Fantasia. The makers of Fantasia used existing classical music and invented images and stories to go with it.
Do you think the images fit well with the music? Can you tell the music was there first?
Film artist Oskar Fischinger also tried to make music visual. He did things quite differently from Disney, though. He used shapes:
Watch An Optical Poem (Oskar Fischinger, US 1938)
Assignment for you: drawing to music
We’re now going to start translating music into images ourselves. Turn on some music and draw what springs to mind as you listen to it. Does the music sound happy? What does that look like? What does a drawing of a rap song look like? And how about a classical piece of music?
Is your own style more like Oskar Fischinger’s or Walt Disney’s?
Kort voor kids wordt gemaakt door de Taartrovers en het onderwijsteam van Eye.
Fantasia (Walt Disney, US 1940)
An Optical Poem (Oskar Fischinger, US 1938)
From music to image