Jeffrey Moser

Digital Media Artist

Fixation Database

The Fixation Database website is an ongoing project to create a visual database of film, animation, music videos, and video games. The website invites computer programmers, film scholars, and movie buffs to collaborate in the collection and analysis of the film database. I employ custom computer programs to arrange every frame of a motion picture in a grid with an aspect ration of 3:1. The proportions mimic a microscope slide and the name fixation, in biology, is a specimen whose motion has been arrested in preparation for scientific investigation.

The project was inspired by the pioneering work of Dr. Robert Steele, a Boston University Film Professor, who did the first scientific study of light in film in the mid-1960's. In his experiments he projected light from a 16mm film projector through a cardboard tube and onto a photo detector. Converting light levels into electrical signals, he made 'seismographic' charts of entire films. He believed that he could detect areas of light rhythm that would uncover the secrets of great filmmaking.

Visit the Cinematic Fixations Website here.


Jeffrey Moser
The Fixation of TRON
Single Channel Digital Video, Color, Stereo
2013

Jeffrey Moser
The Fixation of Dumbo (left) and The Fixation of the Wizard of Oz(right)
Single Channel Digital Video, Color, Stereo
2013

Jeffrey Moser
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Digital Image
10800 px by 3600 px
2011



Jeffrey Moser
The Impossible Voyage (1904)
Digital Image
10800 px by 3600 px
2011



Jeffrey Moser
A Colour Box (1935)
Digital Image
10800 px by 3600 px
2013



Jeffrey Moser
2001 A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1969)
Digital Image
10800 px by 3600 px
2011



Jeffrey Moser
The Matrix (1999)
Digital Image
10800 px by 3600 px
2011



Jeffrey Moser
Planet Terror (2007)
Digital Image
10800 px by 3600 px
2013



Jeffrey Moser
TRON (1982)
Digital Image
10800 px by 3600 px
2011



Visit the Cinematic Fixations Website here.





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