John Whitney - Catalog (1961)

Show reel of motion graphics pioneer John Whitney works from 1961. Utilizing his self made analog computer this show reel demonstrated the commercial possibilities of his animations and lead him to work on a number of film title sequences (Notably the title sequence for Hitchcocks "Vertigo" in collaboration with Saul Bass). John Whitney worked for a short time at the studio of Charles and Ray Eames but is probably best known for inventing both the "incremental drift" and "slit scan" film techniques. Essay Link: Computational Periodics - John Whitney (Artist and Computer).

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