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Identifier:

  • 2004-0059 (Source: Library and Archives Canada)

Date produced: 1948

Filmmaker(s):

Charles Woodley

Languages:

English

Length:

44 ft (3 minutes 25 seconds)

Format:

8mm

Colour:

B&W

Sound Notes:

Silent

Awards/Recognition:

Library and Archives Canada list of titled amateur films

Description:

"This film shows Charles Devenish Woodley making a film." Library and Archives Canada.

Resources:

This film is a part of the Charles Devenish Woodley Collection held by Library and Archives Canada.

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Repository:

Charles Devenish Woodley Collection, Library and Archives Canada

Viewing Notes:

"This film shows Charles Devenish Woodley making a film. He is typing something while his small sons watch. Mrs. Woodley comes along and they sit, posing for the camera as Woodley sets up the shot. The scene cuts from the family group to Woodley. Next is a close-up of an electrical cord being pulled away from the outlet and the scene goes dark. One of the Woodley boys opens a door marked dark room. Woodley is inside, removing dried film from a large drum after developing it. He then shows his son how to splice the film. Next, one of his sons rides down the street on his bicycle, holding a film box. He drops the film next to a puddle. The family dog, running along behind, picks up the box. The scene cuts to the boy and to the dog bringing the film box to him. Close-up of the boy trying to jam the film box in the slot of the mailbox. He takes a hammer to push the film in. Next the judges, played by two elderly Woodley family aunts, examine the film," via Library and Archives Canada.