bell laboratories

bell laboratories

COMPUTER ART 1972

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For licensing inquiries please contact Historic Films Archive (www.historicfilms.com / info@historicfilms.com) 00:56:50 COMPUTER ART: COMPUTER GENERATED FIGURE OF OLYMPIC RUNNER AND ACCOMPANYING MUSIC, WHICH WAS CREATED BY ACCIDENT, IN BELL LABORATORIES IN NEW JERSEY. A NEW ART FORM WAS BORN. EARLY COMPUTER ANIMATION. COMPUTER GENERATED GRAPHICS 00:57:02 TECHNICIAN AT HIS CONTROL PANEL DEMONSTRATES THE "OLYMPIC RUNNER," IN MANY BRIGHT COLORS. ON SCREEN OTHERS WATCH AS MANY FORMS ARE CREATED, GOING WELL BEYOND WHAT A HUMAN ARTIST CAN CREATE. 00:57:45 MEN SITTING IN CONTROL ROOMS CREATING COMPUTER IMAGES ON SCREEN. MONTAGE THEIR FACES FLASHED ON SCREEN. CU FINGERS OF TECHNICIAN MAKING ADJUSTMENTS, HITTING SWITCHES. 00:58:13 CU HAND SPINS ROLLS OF LARGE MOTION PICTURE FILM, AS ANALOG COMPUTER WORK IS PHOTOGRAPHED ONTO MOTION PICTURE FILM. CU FEMALE TECHNICIAN DOING THE WORK. CU HER HANDS LOADING FILM 00:58:38 MONTAGE FORMS SHOWN ON SCREEN. NARRATOR: "SOME OF WHAT COMPUTER ARTIST DOES IS INDISTINGUISHABLE FROM MAGIC". ".... COMBINATIONS OF COLOR AND MOTION BEYOND OUR PRESENT UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT IS POSSIBLE". 00:58:58 CU TAPE-TO-TAPE MACHINE IN OPERATION. CU RUNNING ATHLETE IS SEEN ON SCREEN IN PSYCHEDELIC COLORS.