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New Horizon

Date produced: 1933

Filmmaker(s):

Randolph B. Clardy

Description:

"In New Horizon, Cinematographer Clardy presented the life of a farm girl at a moment of crisis. One reel, almost without titles, tells the story of her efforts to marry the man she loves in spite of her father's opposition which keeps her chained to the farm." American Cinematographer, Feb. 1935, 78.

"Clardy was the winner last year of the gold medal for scenario and photography. Last year Clardy's picture was based on a western theme, while this year his scenario, although set in its greater part in the outdoors had several indoor shots. However, most to be admired was the way in which he handled his production both from composition and directorial standpoint. There were only three people in his cast with the girl assuming the major role. His sense of dramatic values, and especially his fine feeling for the proper tempo brought forth unstinted praise from the judges." American Cinematographer, Dec. 1934, 365


Black Door, The

Date produced: 1931

Filmmaker(s):

Hal Morey

Description:

"Everyone is familiar with the fine work turned out by the Greenbrier Amateur Movie Club of White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. This club was given the fourth prize for their production "The Black Door," which has been honored in other contests conducted both here and abroad. This organization shows a fine sense of production values and an insight into what is required to build the proper suspense in motion picture entertainment." American Cinematographer, Dec. 1932, 7


Lullaby

Date produced: 1931

Filmmaker(s):

Tatsuichi Okamoto

Description:

"Possibly the most outstanding features of Okamoto's work were his photography and composition. Many regarded his photography as the finest that had ever been put on motion picture film." American Cinematographer, Dec. 1932, 7.

"Second prize was awarded to Tatsuichi Okamoto of Matsuyama, Japan. Title of his single reeler is 'Lullaby,' which depicts the emotions of a mother singing to her child." Variety, Dec. 13, 1932, 2.


Tarzan Jr.

Date produced: 1931

Filmmaker(s):

Ernest Page

William Palmer

Description:

"All of the players in this picture were boys in a summer camp who upon discovering that one of their members has a movie camera decide to make a motion picture. Like all youth they decide to imitate and based their story on Tarzan. The producers of this worked up a splendid bit of comedy, interjected a fine piece of melodrama with an Alger Jr. finish that rounded it out into a production that many of the judges felt would have been worthy of showing in any theatre. The acting, direction, story and handling as a whole was considered equal to many a professional comedy." American Cinematographer, Dec. 1932, 7.


Dragon Fly, The

Date produced: 1927

Filmmaker(s):

Clyde Hammond

Description:

"Clyde Hammond, of 65 Murdock Street, Youngstown, Ohio, won an honorable mention in the 16 millimeter division for his study of country life, 'The Dragon Fly.'Mr. Hammond worked out a strong atmospheric study of a selfish country boy, home from college, and his hard-working farmer father."Photoplay, Jun. 1928, 137


Tell-Tale Heart, The [1927]

Date produced: 1927

Filmmaker(s):

Thomas Fisher

Description:

"An honorable mention in the 35 millimeter division went to Thomas Fisher, of 410 Semple Street, Pittsburgh, Pa., for his grim and Barrymorish study of Poe's 'The Tell-Tale Heart.' Mr. Fisher played two parts, displayed no little skill in make-up and worked out an interesting, if gory, film." Photoplay, Jun. 1928, 137.


Dream of Eugene Aram, The

Date produced: 1927

Filmmaker(s):

Kennin Hamilton

Description:

"The special award, also of $500, went to Kennin Hamilton, of 28 Maitland Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, for his visualization of Hood's 'The Dream of Eugene Aram' in 16 millimeters. Mr. Hamilton played the principal role of Eugene Aram, disclosing a graceful pantomimic skill. The photography was handled by K. A. Mackenzie. A Cine Kodak, using Kodak Safety Film, was used. Mr. Hamilton had no special lenses or equipment and yet he achieved some singularly beautiful shots. Nature supplied his lighting, even for his interiors. A stepplader served as a tripod." Photoplay, Jun. 1928, 136.


Incident

Date produced: 1928

Description:

"Third prize of $150, in the dramatic division went to the Undergraduate Motion Pictures of Princeton University for 'Incident,' which was marked by some extraordinary cinematography. This was in 16 millimeters." Photoplay, Nov. 1929, 67-86.


Hey-Hey!

Date produced: 1925

Description:

"The Motion Picture Club of the Oranges was formed in 1924 and, after a year's work, produced a two-reel picture, 'Love by Proxy'. which attracted considerable attention in amateur circles. This was made on 16 millimiter film. Then the club made a two-reel 35 millimiter production, 'Hey-Hey!'." Photoplay, Jun. 1928, 66-7.


Love by Proxy

Date produced: 1925

Description:

"The Motion Picture Club of the Oranges was formed in 1924 and, after a year's work, produced a two-reel picture, 'Love by Proxy'. which attracted considerable attention in amateur circles. This was made on 16 millimiter film. Then the club made a two-reel 35 millimiter production, 'Hey-Hey!'." Photoplay, Jun. 1928, 66-7.


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