Eames presents Saul Bass solar energy film

modern graphic designer saul bass solar energy film

Eames demetrios, grandson of Charles and Ray Eames presents a rare glimpse of the Solar Film produced by graphic designer Saul Bass. The film was commissioned in 1980 by Robert Redford. If you listen at the end of the film you can hear Saul Bass speak for a few seconds. He mentions something about pumping hot water to the house.

I’m not sure if the illustrations/ animations in the film were created by Saul Bass or Art Goodman. The film credits Goodman, but it is unclear if he was just involved in the animation process or if he created the illustrations as well.

Cool film and as one person mentions in the later half “If you stop and think about it, the Sun doesn’t send you a bill each month”. So true my friend.

Can’t get enough of Saul?
check these out:
Henri’s Walk to Paris – children’s book illustrated by Saul Bass
San Francisco International Film Festival poster
Saul Bass’s Case study house

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Awesome! Thanks for sharing. I’d never seen this before. The drawings in the film are definitely Goodman’s designs. I’m familiar with how Bass created a number of his other animation projects, like the “Edifice” animated sequence from Why Man Creates, and Goodman would always create the designs and layouts for the animation studios. Bass was involved on a more conceptual level with the animation, and Goodman was the graphic artist.

Thanks for all the info above.
Was Goodman involved with the Why man creates video? or any of Saul Bass’s title work?

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