Jaroslav Frič

From Monoskop
(Redirected from Vertical Cinemascope)
Jump to: navigation, search

Multimedia director. Died 2000.

In the Sixties emerged the grouping SCARS (Science Art Sense), which specialized in building multimedia presentations for various international occasions. Their clients came from all over the globe, since the word was out that the former Czechoslovakia possessed an enormous amount of competence regarding innovative and often complex multi-medial presentation procedures. The technical brains behind the grouping was Jaroslav Frič. For the pavilion of British Columbia, at the Expo in Osaka of 1970, Fric developed the so-called Spherorama and Vertical Cinemascope, and many other systems. In the case of Spherorama a slide projector with only a single lens was able to create a 360-degree dome projection. Despite the long list of developments attributed to Jaroslav Frič, amazingly few documents on his projects actually exist.

Works: Polyvision with Josef Svoboda (1967), Kinoautomat with Radúz Činčera (1968), Spherorama (Expo 1970 Osaka), Vertical Cinemascope (Expo 1970 Osaka), Rondovision (1984).

V roce 1968 navštívil na výstavě Expo v Montrealu náš pavilon iránský císař Mohammad Rezál Šáh Pahlaví se svou ženou Farah a byl ohromen – ohromen českou multimediální projekcí Kinoautomat (tvůrců Radúze Činčery a Jaroslava Friče), ke které právě Liška složil hudbu. A tak Jaroslav Frič – autor expozice, kameraman Emil Sirotek, střihač Alois Fišárek a Zdeněk Liška a nakonec putovali do Iránu a pracovali pro Jejich veličenstva. Na zakázku císařského páru pak Liška složil ještě několik dalších skladeb a navíc i státní hymnu jednoho z arabských států (údajně Kuvajtu).


http://www.medienkunstnetz.de/works/rondovision/ http://www.medienkunstnetz.de/works/vertical-cinemascope/