Celestial Navigations
The Short Films of Al Jarnow
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Notes About the Release
Tens of millions of people have seen these short films, but very, very few know the name of their maker. Still, via wee-hours reruns and nostalgia-based YouTube forwards, filmmaker Al Jarnow has touched uncounted lives, shifting our perceptions of the world and movement without us ever knowing. Beginning with his work for a certain public television show featuring a big yellow bird, Al Jarnow boiled reality's minutia down for easy consumption between cookie-eating monsters and counting vampires. Coupling time-lapse, stop motion, and cel animation with simple, everyday objects, Jarnow deconstructed the world for an entire generation. Delving into New York's avant-garde film scene alongside Harry Smith, Jonas Mekas and Stan Brakhage, Jarnow created a body of awe-inspiring films that remain in the collections of MOMA and Pompideau Center.

Celestial Navigations marks The Numero Group's maiden foray into the world of cinema. The 45 films collected have been transferred and color corrected from the original 16mm prints, along with fully remastered sound. There's a 30-minute documentary on Jarnow's creative process, as well as film playlists designed for both children and adults alike. Deluxe package includes a 60-page book loaded to the gills with essays, ephemera, storyboards, photos, and a complete film index, all housed in the iconic Numero slipcase. DVD is region-free.
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TRACK LIST

The Owl & The Pussycat
Scratching & Painting On Film
Yak
Tondo
Four Quadrant Exercise
Rotating Cubic Grid
Autosong
Digging To China
Map Projections
Perspectives
Shorelines
Facial Recognition
Cubits
Cosmic Clock
Cosmic Letter
Cube
Jesse: The First Year
Skeletons
Architecture
Bench, River, And Train
Pegboard
Plans & Elevations
Incidence Of The Northern Moon
Orange
Real Cats Drink Milk
Earth Works
Moving Day
Celestial Navigation
Shell Life
Dinosaur Matrix
Rocks
Academy Leader Variation
Computer Test
Number Rap #17
Ocean
Litter Rap
Ake & Ch
Letters O, P, And R
Paper Origami
Floor Tiles
Tens of millions of people have seen these short films, but very, very few know the name of their maker. Still, via wee-hours reruns and nostalgia-based YouTube forwards, filmmaker Al Jarnow has touched uncounted lives, shifting our perceptions of the world and movement without us ever knowing. Beginning with his work for a certain public television show featuring a big yellow bird, Al Jarnow boiled reality's minutia down for easy consumption between cookie-eating monsters and counting vampires. Coupling time-lapse, stop motion, and cel animation with simple, everyday objects, Jarnow deconstructed the world for an entire generation. Delving into New York's avant-garde film scene alongside Harry Smith, Jonas Mekas and Stan Brakhage, Jarnow created a body of awe-inspiring films that remain in the collections of MOMA and Pompideau Center.

Celestial Navigations marks The Numero Group's maiden foray into the world of cinema. The 45 films collected have been transferred and color corrected from the original 16mm prints, along with fully remastered sound. There's a 30-minute documentary on Jarnow's creative process, as well as film playlists designed for both children and adults alike. Deluxe package includes a 60-page book loaded to the gills with essays, ephemera, storyboards, photos, and a complete film index, all housed in the iconic Numero slipcase. DVD is region-free.

TRACK LIST

The Owl & The Pussycat
Scratching & Painting On Film
Yak
Tondo
Four Quadrant Exercise
Rotating Cubic Grid
Autosong
Digging To China
Map Projections
Perspectives
Shorelines
Facial Recognition
Cubits
Cosmic Clock
Cosmic Letter
Cube
Jesse: The First Year
Skeletons
Architecture
Bench, River, And Train
Pegboard
Plans & Elevations
Incidence Of The Northern Moon
Orange
Real Cats Drink Milk
Earth Works
Moving Day
Celestial Navigation
Shell Life
Dinosaur Matrix
Rocks
Academy Leader Variation
Computer Test
Number Rap #17
Ocean
Litter Rap
Ake & Ch
Letters O, P, And R
Paper Origami
Floor Tiles
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